Toy ‘grenade’ claims one life, injures six children


PESHAWAR: A bomb mistaken as a toy by children claimed the life of at least one boy, while severely injuring six other children, here on Sunday.

The tragic incident took place in the Spinawari area, located on the road leading to Bara tehsil of Khyber agency.

The explosion happened at around 4 pm on Sunday as the kids were playing in the field where the bomb was allegedly positioned.

According to the officials, the toy like ‘grenade’ went off when the children were playing with it.

The deceased child was identified as the 15-year-old Zubair, while the injured were identified as Samiullah, Haider, Adil, Azeem, Ismail and Rohail, their ages ranging between eight to 12 years.

The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital and the further investigation is underway.