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Seven women critically injured in mortar shell explosion in restive northwest Pakistan

The incident took place when the women were collecting timber at a nearby mountain for domestic use during severe harsh cold weather

PTI Peshawar Published 16.12.23, 02:04 PM
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Seven women were critically injured in a mortar shell explosion in Pakistan's restive northwest region, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place in Habib Kot Adana, located in South Waziristan, within the jurisdiction of the Laddha police station on Friday.

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SHO Police Station Makeen Muhammad Shuaib said.

The incident took place when the women were collecting timber at a nearby mountain for domestic use during severe harsh cold weather, said Muhammad Shuaib, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Makeen police station.

A mortar shell, fired from an undisclosed location, detonated with a powerful blast, critically injuring the seven women, he said.

The injured victims were shifted to Razmak hospital in Wana, the SHO said, adding that the police are investigating the matter.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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