Afghanistan - Unexploded ordnance incident (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 April 2019)

On Saturday 14 April, in Lagham province an unexploded ordnance detonated near a group of children, causing a large number of casualties.Reports indicate that six children were killed and another eight were wounded. Afghan security forces responded and established a security cordon. The wounded children have been transported to the provincial hospital in Mehtarlam City. NGOs are advised to avoid the area until security forces have completed their work.