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Six Pakistani children killed while playing with grenade

Published on Jan 26, 2014 10:18 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Six children were killed and one injured on Sunday while playing with a hand grenade in north-west Pakistan, officials said.

The children, aged seven to 12, were playing near their house in the town of Hangu when the grenade exploded, local police chief Iftikhar Ahmed told AFP.

"Five boys and one girl were killed in the blast. One other child was injured," he said.

Mr Syed Ahmed Jan, a senior local administration official, added: "The children were playing with a hand grenade they found on nearby open ground."

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