Six children killed by ‘toy’ bomb in Pakistan

At least six children were killed by a bomb resembling a toy in Pakistan.

The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district, on the border with Afghanistan.

It is believed the children were aged between six to 12 years and were all boys. Two others were critically wounded.

The origin of the bomb remains unclear.

“Toy” bombs were airdropped in neighbouring Afghanistan by Soviet forces during the 1980s.

Dozens of children, mostly in northwest Pakistan, have lost their lives in the past when playing with “toys” that turned out to be explosive devices.

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