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Boy killed, three wounded in J&K explosion

They were fiddling with a grenade, which inadvertently triggered an explosion, the police said.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2006 20:59 IST

A young boy was killed and three others were critically wounded in north Kashmir on Sunday after they fiddled with a grenade, inadvertently triggering an explosion, police said.

The eight-year-old boy died on the spot when a group of children toyed with a live grenade they had found in a playground in Sunarwani village, 70 kms from Srinagar, near Bandipora town in Baramulla district on the India-Pakistan border.

"The three children have sustained serious splinter injuries," said Muhammad Subhan Lone, deputy inspector general of police (north Kashmir range).

Aged between seven and 11, the boys were brought to Srinagar for specialised treatment.