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Reference : V-P-AF-E-02764
Date : 31/08/2020
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul Orthopedic Organization. Display case with replicas of various common explosive devices found discarded in Afghanistan. These children point to the kind of explosive they believe injured them.
Photographer : QUILTY, Andrew
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
On April 29, 2018, while walking to school, a group of children from the Gul family found an unexploded ordnance. They took it home, where one of the children dropped it. The device exploded, scattering hundreds of fragments, killing four people and seriously injuring several children. Seven children had to have at least one leg amputated because the bones and tissues were too badly damaged. Two boys lost both their legs.
When they were released from hospital, they were taken care of by the ICRC orthopedic center in Jalalabad. They are now being cared for by the orthopaedic organization in Kabul, where a former patient and apprentice of the ICRC orthopaedic center works.
Resolution : 4500x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour