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Two boys injured as shell goes off in Kulgam village

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Srinagar : Two boys were injured in Dhamhal Hanjipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district after a littered shell exploded on Wednesday.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the boys were fiddling with the explosive device when it went off at Dhamhal Hanjpora, causing minor injuries to both of them.

The duo identified as Shahid (12) and Ikhlaq (11) and both were shifted to nearby PHC for treatment, they said.

After being treated at the PHC, Ikhlaq was referred to district hospital Kulgam for advanced treatment, they said.

A doctor at PHC Dhamhal told news agency GNS that Shahid received injuries in his hand while as Ikhlaq suffered wounds in his face. The doctor, however, said that the condition of both the boys are stable.

A police officer also confirmed it and said that police has taken cognizance of the incident and further investigations have been up.

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