Mortar shell explosion kills two children in Pakistan

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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.

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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. (with inputs from PTI)


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