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Minor critically injured after unexploded bomb goes off in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A 12-year-old boy was today critically injured by an unexploded bomb that went off near the Line of Control (LoC) in district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

(12), a resident of Shahpur, found the bomb in an open field near Qasba village around 11:45 am and started fiddling with it, causing the explosion, a police said.

"The boy suffered critical injuries with both his hands blown up. He was rushed to hospital and his condition is stated to be 'critical'," an said.

The bomb, apparently a mortar fired by during cross-border shelling in the recent past, had remained unexploded and undetected, the said.

The boy was playing in the field when he came across the bomb, he said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:10 IST