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Hand grenade kills 6 children in Pakistan
A Pakistani police officer says a hand grenade has killed six children who found it while playing in a field in a northwestern town.

 

Mian Iftikhar, police chief of Hangu where the incident took place Sunday, says the dead girl and five boys belong to two families displaced from a nearby tribal region, Orakzai.

 

The region lies near restive areas on the Afghan border that are home to Pakistani and al-Qaida-linked foreign Islamic militants. The military has carried out offensives in the area.(AP)