Umerkot: Boy killed by landmine
Asad, son of Yar Muhammad Samejo, saw a strange object which he thought was a toy. The object exploded, tearing his body into pieces.
Villager Mohammad Ishaq said the explosion was so loud that it was heard in places about six kilometres away. He said the ordnance was possibly a landline laid in border areas during the Kargil conflict.
Most of the mines were eventually taken out but a few remained hidden under sand dunes that kept surfacing from time to time, he said.