Peshawar — A toy bomb’s blast injured three girls in Mir Ali town of North Waziristan on Monday. Ansha 5, Khizra 3 and Iqra 2 were severely wounded in the blast and were shifted to the headquarter hospital of Mir Ali for treatment.
Khadim, a local tribesman told the Tribal Post that the kids were playing in Eidak village of Mir Ali, when the bomb fell down and exploded near them.
One of the injured kids was said to be in critical condition, who was later shifted to Bannu for better treatment.
Landmines and such toy-bombs have been causing disabilities in the tribal district, and most of the victims are children and women.
Hundreds of the tribespeople in other tribal districts are also targeted in such killing incidents for the last one and half decade in tribal areas.
However, local administration is still helpless to prevent such casualties to the tribal people.
The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has ‘clearance of the landmines’ in the tribal areas, in its demands list. The Uprise claims that thousands of landmines are still uncleaned in the erstwhile FATA.
In another toy-bomb blast, five people, including a mother and her child, were injured in Bannu’s Shaikh Landidak.
The injured have been transferred to the District Headquarters Hospital, Bannu.
The blast took place inside a house in the limits of the Hawaid police station. According to the police, five-year-old Noorullah found the explosive toy outside and brought it home to play with.