Toy Bomb kills Teenager in AJK

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 07 August 2015 16:24

MUZAFFARABAD: An explosive device resembling a toy has killed one teenager and wounded another in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), close to the border with India, police said Friday.

The boys were herding cattle in Neelum Valley, near the Line of Control, the de facto border in Kashmir on Thursday when they hit a “toy bomb” police said.

“A 13-year-old boy was killed and another was wounded when they hit a toy bomb left in the grazing area by unknown people,” local police station chief Manzoor Hussain told AFP.

Local government official Abdul Hameed Kayani confirmed the incident and casualty.

In February, two children were killed after picking up an explosive device that they thought was a toy.

Unexploded ordnance is often found in the border areas of Kashmir, as India and Pakistan regularly trade artillery fire.

On Tuesday four civilians were killed during heavy exchanges of fire by Indian and Pakistani troops across their border in southern Kashmir.

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