This video says about itself:
Poverty in Afghanistan is driving some families to take desperate measures.
They are sending boys as young as five across the border into Pakistan, to buy cheap flour, and smuggle it back home.
But the youngsters are risking injury, even death.
From AFP news agency:
Tue, Apr 20, 2010
The incident took place in the Gurbuz district of Khost province at about 6:00 pm (1330 GMT) on Monday, it said in a statement.
“The school children… were killed in an exchange of fire between ISAF and the opposition,” it said, referring to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and militants.
A spokesman for the ministry, Mohammad Asif Nang, told AFP: “Essentially the foreign forces opened fire on them.”
The statement coincided with a release from ISAF that said four people had died in Khost after their vehicle was fired on by the international soldiers while it was accelerating towards their convoy.
It was unclear if the two reports referred to the same incident.
An ISAF spokesman said: “We don’t have any reports that children were involved in this incident.”
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