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3 children dead in Balkh explosion

3 children dead in Balkh explosion

May 24, 2011 - 11:54

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): Three children were killed and two others injured in a blast in the northern province of Balkh on Tuesday, officials said.

The explosion took place at 8:30am when the children were playing with unexploded ordnance in the Karta Noor-i-Khuda area in the 8th police district of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least three minors were killed and two others wounded in the incident, acting deputy police chief, Dad Mohammad Wafa, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Haji Khuda-i-Dad, a resident of the area who took the victims to hospital in his car, said the blast resulted from a bomb. The explosion happened in front of an under-construction house, he added.

Two children were killed on the spot a third succumbed to his injuries at hospital, he said. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.



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