The explosive device goes off as children play with it in Kupwara, 7 wounded

SRINAGAR: Hours after the encounter ended in the forest on Sunday morning, seven people, including four minors, were injured when an explosive device exploded in the Ahgam area in the Kupwara district. The blast site is just four kilometers from Chanjimulla, where five security officers were killed in a nightly operation by the Army, CRPF and J&kpolicetoexpeltwoterrorists.

theexplosionoccurredintheafternoonwhentwooftheinjuredchildrenfoundthedeviceandstartedplayingwithit,sourcessaid.policeareinvestigatinghowthechildrenseizedthedevice.theofficerondutyatthezatchaldarapolicepostsaid:aninvestigationisunderwayandnothingcanbeconfirmedasofnow.

theinjuredwererushedtothehandwaradistricthospital,fromwherefourofthemwererushedtothesmhshospitalinsrinagarforspecializedtreatment,ahmadsaid.

thosehospitalizedwereidentifiedasadilahmadganie(10),(12),hisbrother(18),(17),(28),reyaazahmadand,bothintheir30s.junaid,adil,maqsoodandsyedkhalidwerereferredtosrinagar's.smhshospital.

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