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2 children killed, 1 wounded in unexploded ordnance blast in Afghanistan

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Two children were killed and one child was seriously wounded in an unexploded ordnance explosion in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, a local official confirmed on Saturday.

The incident occurred when an explosive remnants of war (ERW) was detonated in Bagh-e-Meri, an area on the outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city on Saturday morning, Obaidullah Abed from the provincial police department told Xinhua.

According to the source, one of the victims found the ERW when they were playing near a garden, and the wounded child was transported to a regional hospital for treatment.

Landmines, anti-personnel mines as well as ERW left behind from wars kill or maim about 120 people every month in the country, according to Afghanistan's State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs.