3 children die playing with hand grenade in Pakistan

Three children died Thursday in Quetta, Pakistan when a hand grenade exploded while they were playing with it.

Associated Press

QUETTA, Pakistan — Three children were killed Thursday in southwestern Pakistan when a hand grenade they were playing with went off, police said. Two other children were wounded in the explosion. 

Police said it was not known who had left the grenade in an open area in a residential neighborhood in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.  

Baluchistan has been the scene of a long-running insurgency by secessionist groups that often target security forces with bombs to push for independence from the central government in Islamabad. The Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State group also have a presence in the province.

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