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Three children injured in blast in Galgaduud

Storyline:National News

Three children have been injured after unexploded ordnance they were playing with went off in Miirjiilley village of Somalia’s central region Galgaduud on Tuesday, witness said.

The device is suspected to have been left behind during civil war of some years back, which had claimed many lives.

“Children found an explosive device left over from the past wars in a village in Galgaduud region,” a resident of Miirjiilley told Goobjoog news.

The children started playing with the object, oblivious of the fact that it was dangerous.

“The device went off after the kids began to play with and the blast caused three injuries,”  he said.

The injuries have been taken to hospital in Abduqwaad town.

The parents reached the hospital immediately after getting the report.

Such incidents had also happened in the past. Earlier this year, 3 children lost their lives in a similar incident in Sanaag region.