As 10 children from the same family were walking to school last year, they came across an unexploded mortar bomb, not realising what it was or the dangers it posed, the curious kids picked up the device and took it to show to an aunt. And then it exploded, according to AFP.
Three children and the older relative were killed, and the remaining seven lost at least one limb each.
"I feel very sad when I see other girls walk towards school and I cannot walk like them," 10-year-old Rabia Gul, who lost her right leg in the blast, told AFP in a recent visit to her family's home.
According to the United Nations, 3,804 civilians -- including more than 900 children -- were killed in Afghanistan in 2018, with another 7,189 wounded.