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J-K: Boy injured in shell explosion

ANI  |  Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

A teenager boy was severely injured after an unexploded shell went off near the Line of Control (LoC) in and Kashmir's district on Saturday.

(13), resident of Islamabad, found the bomb, which was reportedly fired by Pakistan, in an open field near Qasba village and started playing with it.

Speaking to ANI, Additional (ADC) Basharat Hussain said, "The boy has been severely injured due to the of the shell. We rescued the boy immediately and after giving first aid here, we rushed him to in an ambulance for further medical assistance."

Terming the incident as unfortunate, Former MLA Ajaz Ahmed told ANI that the should have provided a chopper facility, which it had promised, as it takes around six hours to reach from here by road.

"Such shelling incidents in the border area occur often," he added.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 19:07 IST