Afghanistan's mortar explosion kills seven children, wounds 10

Last year, nearly 1,500 civilians were killed or hurt by landmines or unexploded munitions.

    Funerals have been held for the seven children killed in Afghanistan - when a mortar they were playing with exploded.

    Ten others were wounded in the blast in eastern Laghman province.

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports on how children are the most vulnerable to unexploded munitions scattered across the country during nearly two decades of war.


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