PESHAWAR: A boy was killed and six children were injured in a toy bomb explosion on the outskirts of the provincial capital here on Sunday.

Police said the incident took place in Spinawari area falling in the precincts of Pishtakhara police station, located on the road leading to Bara tehsil of Khyber agency.

A police official told Dawn the children were playing in a field when the explosion took place at around 4pm.

The official said apparently the blast was caused by a toy like grenade. “The grenade went off with a bang when the children were playing with it,” the official said. He said the blast killed a boy and injured six others.

A spokesperson for the Rescue 1122 said that a child was dead and six others were injured in the explosion.

The police official identified the slain child as 15-year-old Zubair, while the injured were identified as Samiullah, Haider, Adil, Azeem, Ismail and Rohail, their ages ranging between eight to 12 years.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2017