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Four Killed, Child Wounded After Mortar Shell Explodes in Pakistan

he explosion occurred in Jawaki area of Kohat district. (Representational Image: Reuters)

he explosion occurred in Jawaki area of Kohat district. (Representational Image: Reuters)

A team of bomb disposal squad is investigating the cause of the blast.

An old mortar shell exploded at a nomadic camp in Pakistan's restive Northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday, killing at least 4 people and wounding a child, police said. The explosion occurred in Jawaki area of Kohat district.

The injured child was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital, police said, adding that the dead were nomadic people. A team of bomb disposal squad is investigating the cause of the blast.

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first published:January 22, 2022, 23:55 IST