Rostamkhil added that more than 200 incidents have occurred during the period, and most of the victims of these incidents have been children.
The head of Mine Action, Coordination, and Clearance, Noruddin Rostamkhil, said that from the beginning of the year until now, due to mine explosions and unexploded ordnance, 120 people have lost their lives, and another 250 have been injured. Rostamkhil added that more than 200 incidents have occurred during the period, and most of the victims of these incidents have been children. “From the beginning of 2023 until now, we have had 207 incidents in Afghanistan, resulting in 372 casualties. Among these, 122 are martyrs, 250 are wounded, and 224 are children,” Rostamkhil said. At the same time, some mine clearance experts say they are working to destroy unexploded ordnance in the country.” “We have discovered various types of mines and cleared them, saving people’s lives. We will continue to eliminate such hazards,” said “Mohammad Aziz, a mine clearance worker. “When I offered the morning prayer, I went to the mountains with my two daughters to cut and collect bushes. While cutting bushes, a mine exploded, and at that moment, we didn’t realize what had happened. When I regained consciousness, one of my legs was cut,” said Esmatullah, an individual who lost a limb due to unexploded mines. The Directorate of Mine Action, Coordination and Clearance reports that at the national level, there are 9 institutions active in the field of mine clearance. Additionally, it is mentioned that nearly three hundred teams are actively present in all provinces of the country. Mashal Noori