ERBIL - At least three children were wounded after a landmine exploded in Syria's Hasakah province, a monitor reported on Sunday.
The trio was reportedly searching for truffles when an old landmine went off in Jabal Abd Al-Aziz, in the southwestern countryside of Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights cited its sources as saying.
According to the Britain-based monitoring group, "three children sustained various injuries, some serious, due to the explosion."
It further revealed that at least 23 people have either been killed or injured as a result of similar landmine explosions in the region within 24 hours.
Other than the three children wounded on Sunday, "a civilian was killed while his son was injured in Jabal Al-Bal’as in Homs," SOHR noted, adding: "A woman was killed and another one was injured in Sadd Al-Saib area in the eastern countryside of Hama."
Moreover, five other people were killed and 11 others suffered from injuries near Rasm al-Ahmar village in eastern Hama, the Observatory concluded.