Boy killed in mysterious blast in Shopian

Shopian, July 11: An 8 year-old kid was killed and four others injured after an explosive device went off in Memendar village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said that at least five boys in the age group of 6 to 8 were critically injured in a blast in Memendar village today.

They said the boys were injured when an explosive they were fiddling with went off accidentally.

The boys were rushed to district hospital Shopian for treatment where one of the injured, identified as Saliq Khursheed, succumbed.

The rest of the four injured kids were shifted to Srinagar Hospital where one of them is state to be critical. The injured kids have been identified as Arsalan Bashir, Tahir khurshid, Razia Hafiz and Suhaib Bashir.

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