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Minor boy killed, four injured in blast in Shopian

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One of the injured children, a girl being brought to hospital. Javed Khan

Srinagar, July 11: A minor boy was killed and four children injured in a blast inside a residential compound in south Kashmir’s Shopian district Wednesday, the police said.

The explosion took place in the residential compound of Khursheed Ahmad Sheikh at Meemandar in Shopian district this afternoon, resulting in injuries to five children including a girl, a police officer said.

The children were rushed to a hospital, where one of them, Salik Iqbal Sheikh, was declared brought dead, he added.

The remaining four include three boys and a girl.

They are undergoing treatment and condition of three is stated to be critical, the police officer said.

Initial investigations suggest that the children were fiddling with the explosive when it exploded, he said.

An investigation is underway to ascertain the nature of the explosive and how it reached the residential compound, police said.

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