6 boys killed by fishermen’s astray RPG while swimming in Afghanistan


afghani_fishingSad story on The New York Times

Six boys aged 9 to 14 were killed on a swimming outing in Northern Afghanistan, apparently the victims of policemen gone fishing who fired a rocket-propelled grenade into the river. Using explosives to stun or kill fish is not uncommon in Afghanistan, but this one went astray and exploded among a group of children bathing on the opposite shore, killing the six boys instantly and wounding two others.


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