Ehsanullah, 14, was missing parts of his face and skull when he was rushed into the emergency room.
His left eyeball was crushed, his right eye missing, his forehead an open wound.
He cried out as a doctor pressed gauze over his head, the material quickly turning dark red.
“They wanted to hit the Taliban, but they bombed us instead,” said the boy’s mother, Qarara, who like many in Afghanistan goes by one name. “We are sinless people. How could this happen to us?”