Blast kills 3 in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 11 (ANI): A blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Mendhar region killed a boy and left two teenage girls badly injured on Saturday.

The blast was triggered off when three kids found some explosive lying in a forest area near the Pakistan border.

The boy, identified as Waqar Ahmed, aged 12, died on the spot, while the girls Sahila Praveen, 13, and Shahida Praveen, 14, suffered critical splinter injuries.

"The children found some explosive lying around in the forest area and out of curiosity they touched it triggering the blast. One boy died on the spot and two little girls have been brought here to the hospital and they will be sent to Jammu Medical College for further treatment," said Mumtaz Bhatti, Block Medical Officer, Mendhar.

The injured girls were later flown to Jammu for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the incident has created uproar in the region and the police are carrying out investigations to find out how the explosive was lying in the forest area. (ANI)

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