Mortar shell explosion kills 3 children

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LAHORE, Pakistan: Three children died and one sustained serious injuries when a mortar shell they mistook for a ball exploded in a village close to the Indian border, officials said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Local administration official Umra Khan told Agence France-Presse that the incident occurred in Tughal Prua a village—99 kilometers (66 miles) northeast of Lahore “when children had found an unexploded mortar shell in a field, bought it home and started playing with it.”

AFP

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