Blast in Afghanistan Kills Nine School Children

At least nine schoolchildren were killed on Monday morning when an unexploded mortar shell detonated near a school in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Nangarhar Governor’s Office said that another four children were injured in the blast caused by a remnant of mortar shell in the Lal Pur district. 

The injured children were immediately evacuated to the Regional Hospital in Jalalabad, the provincial capital city of Nangarhar but their conditions are unknown.

Meanwhile, the Social Association of the Afghan Justice Seeker (SAAJS) on Monday held a photo exhibit in the Afghan capital Kabul of war victims from the past four decades.

The head of SAAJS, Lida, said several governments ruled Afghanistan in the past 40 years and each of them committed lots of crimes but none of them took responsibility for it.

“We are trying to highlight their crimes during the photo exhibition,” Lida added.

A female rights activist and a member of SAAJS, Shukria said they want the universal rights origination to stand with them in condemning the war crimes and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

According to Lida, over 1,000 photos of the killed civilians will be put on display.

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