Two children killed in mine explosion in Armenia

Two children were killed  by a mine Sunday as they were reportedly playing in the tank shooting range in northern Armenia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports.

The children were residents of the village of Vahramberd of Armenia’s Shirak province Mushegh Gevorgyan, 15, and Artur Mkrtchyan, 12.

The incident occurred at about noon on Sunday. It is yet unclear who the two children entered the territory of the shooting range which is used by the Russian military unit stationed in Armenia. According to some reports, they were shepherding sheep when they found the explosive ammunition that caused their deaths.

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