DAMASCUS, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Three children were killed and another was wounded on Thursday by the explosion of a land mine in southern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
The land mine, which is left over by the rebels, exploded while the children were playing in the Tal Kurum area in the southern province of Quneitera, said the report.
Land mines have killed dozens of people in the formerly rebel-held areas amid government-led efforts to remove the mines for the safety of civilians.
On March 6, seven civilians were killed by a land mine explosion in Aleppo in northern Syria. Later March, another nine people were killed by a land mine blast in Aleppo province.
On Feb. 24, a total of 24 civilians were killed by similar explosions in central Syria.