Landmine blasts kill nine, injure 17 in Afghanistan on first day of Eid
Kabul, May 13: At least nine people were killed and several others injured in landmine explosions in Afghanistan's Kandahar and Kunduz provinces on Thursday, the first day of Eid-al-Fitr and the beginning of a 3-day ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan forces.
According to reports, 17 people sustained injuries.
In Kandahar province- landmines exploded in Panjwai and Maiwand districts- killing seven civilians and injuring three others.
Two people, including a child, were killed after a landmine exploded in Kunduz's Sardawra town.
The blast left 14 others, most of them children, injured.
The blast in Kunduz occurred a few hours after the Eid prayers, reports said