Monday, September 8, 2008

Four Killed by Mortar Shell in Iran

From China View:

Four young people were killed by the explosion of an old mortar shell discarded in the Iran-Iraq war in 1980s, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

The explosion took place in the Iranian border city of Sar-e Pol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah, which was one of the major fronts of the 1980’s war between the two neighbors.

The victims were aged between 16 to 18, the report said, adding that two others were wounded in the incident.

The Iran-Iraq war which happened in 1980-1988 killed hundreds of thousands of people. Ties between the two neighbors have improved since the Iraq war in 2003.

Despite the end of hostilities twenty years ago, the Imposed War continues its casualty count right into the 21st century.

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