Mortar shell explosion kills two children in Pakistan

The children were playing with the mortar shell in a field, unaware of it being a bomb when it went off injuring five of them, police said.

Press Trust of India
Peshawar, Publish Date: Nov 21 2018 12:08PM | Updated Date: Nov 21 2018 12:08PM
Mortar shell explosion kills two children in PakistanRepresentational Image

At least two children were killed and three others injured when a old mortar shell they were playing with exploded in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region on Wednesday, police said.

The incident occurred in Nelaram Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The children were playing with the mortar shell in a field, unaware of it being a bomb when it went off injuring five of them, police said. 

While two of the injured succumbed to the injuries in a hospital, three others are ongoing treatment, police added. 

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