4 children injured in explosion in India-controlled Kashmir
Four children, including two girls, were injured when an explosive device they were fiddling with accidentally went off in the India- controlled Kashmir, police said Monday, Xinhua reported.
The explosion took place Sunday evening in a mountainous area of Poonch district close to the line-of-control (LoC), about 250 km north of Jammu, the winter capital of India-controlled Kashmir.
"The explosion took place Sunday evening during which four children sustained injuries. Two of the critically injured have been rushed to Jammu hospital for treatment. It has been found that the children were fiddling with some explosive device that went off accidentally. The investigations are underway to ascertain where the children found the explosive device," said a police official posted in Poonch.
The 720-kilometer long ceasefire line, the de facto border which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan controlled parts, is said to be heavily mined by anti-personnel mines. At many places even the unexploded shells lay scattered.