Toy bomb kills boy, injures four children in Nowshera


A 10-year-old boy was killed and four others were wounded when an explosive apparently hidden inside a toy they were playing with detonated in Nowshera on Thursday.

The incident took place in Khaki, a suburb of Nowshera, where many Afghan refugees are settled.

“Up to six children were playing with a toy that they had found from the garbage they collected from nearby areas when it exploded, killing the boy and wounding four other children,” senior local police official Khurram Rasheed said.

Another local police official, Saeedullah confirmed the incident, and said the boy who was killed in the blast was Afghan.

Dozens of children, mostly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have lost their lives in the past when playing with “toys” that turned out to be bombs.


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