ISAF increases UXO awareness in northern Kabul (Afghanistan)
KABUL, Afghanistan ' Regional Command Capital (RC-Capital) engineers and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) teams of the French Battlegroup recently conducted an unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness day for Sahr Dareh locals and others in northern areas of Kabul.
Many people, including several young children, attended practical lessons taught by ISAF troops on recognising unexploded ordnance and preventing incidents.
Thousands of people suffer injuries due to UXOs every year in Afghanistan. Last month, five children were simultaneously injured by a UXO in northern Kabul.
ISAF takes this issue very seriously and works jointly with the United Nations and the Afghan National Security Forces to counter unexploded ordnance and educate people on this matter.
Von: 17.4.2008, www.reliefweb.int