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Blast kills three boys in Panjshir.

Byline: Farid Tanha

Blast kills three boys in Panjshir

PARAKH (PAN): Three boys were killed and as many wounded as an unexploded missile shell; they were playing with, suddenly detonated in the central Panjshir province, an official informed on Saturday.

Gulabuddin, administrative head of Shotul district informed Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in Mara area of the district late Friday. Two small girls were among the injured, the district chief added.

He explained all the injured were soon after rushed to Panjshir Emergency Hospital for treatment. Health conditions of the two girls and a boy injured in the blast were stable, said Muhammad Akbar Jan, a doctor at the Hospital.

The boys brought the shell in front of the house after they found it in a hillside, Pir Muhammad, the father of a victim said. All the unexploded shells and other ammunitions were remains of the last Soviet war in the area, he continued.

This was the first incident of its kind in the district, said the district chief Gulabuddin.

Farid Tanha


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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Feb 7, 2009
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