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Bomb blasts kill five in KP including three children


PESHAWAR: At least five people were killed, including three children, in mortar explosion
and an IED blast at Swat and Bajaur tribal district respectively on Wednesday.
In Swat, at Nela Garam district of Matta area three children died and two other injured while playing
with an old and abundant morter shell lying in a field which suddenly exploded with
a big bang, police said.
The police told media children were playing with the mortar shell unaware of it being the
bomb, in the nearby fields.
Two of the dead children were identifed as Umer and Sudais. Injured children are under treatment at
Saidu Sharif Hospital Swat.
Chief Minister KP, Mehmood Khan has expressed his heartfelt grief over the incident and sympathies
with the members of bereaved families.
Meanwhile, in another incident at Bajaur Tribal district at least two people were killed when a remote
controlled IED exploded targeting a vehicle in Nawagia Tehsil at Chinar
Charmang area located near Pak-Afghan border.
Amanullah and Gul Badeen were going to their home in a car when the bomb planted along the road
by unknown miscreants went off.
Both the persons died on the spot and the car they were boarding also fully damaged due to bomb
Soon after the incident, officials of local administration and security personnel immediately
reached to the site and launched search operation to arrest the culprits.

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