Two Tajik teenagers were injured on May 9 after aт anti-personnel mine exploded at the Afghan border in the Shamsiddin Shohin (formerly Shouroobod) district.
The tragedy took place in the evening not far from the village of Sarichashma, where the 14-year-old Shukrullo Fakhriddin and the 13-year-old Shorukh Khairddin from the village of Kavok were pasturing cattle, Ms. Umeda Yusupova, a spokeswoman for the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CES), told Asia-Plus in an interview.
According to her, the boys sustained multiple fragmentation wounds and were taken to the central district hospital in Vose.
“Physicians assess their health conditions as stable,” Yusupova said.
Residents of rural areas still remain at the mercy of wartime mines, which are a legacy of the republic's disastrous civil war in the Nineties.
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