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Blast wounds seven in Afghanistan

KABUL (XINHUA) – Seven people, all members of the same family were injured as a device exploded in a house of Marja district of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Friday, the state-run Bakhtar news agency reported yesterday.

Children of the family, according to the news agency, found a toy-liked device and took it to their house to play but the device went off late on Friday, injuring seven including parents of the children.

Two of the injured children are in critical condition, according to the report.

It was the second blast that hurt Afghan civilians including children recently. In the previous similar incident, two children injured in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province on Friday.


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