- At least eight people were killed when a rocket launcher shell accidentally exploded in a house near a remote village in southern Pakistan.
- The shell, which was probably found in an open field and carried to a residence, exploded in Kandhkot, a town used as a hideout for well-armed robbers and criminals.
- Missile explosions often occur when people try to dismantle unexploded ordnance to sell for scrap.
A shell from a rocket launcher apparently accidentally exploded in a house in a remote village in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, including women and children, police said.
At least two people were also injured in the blast in southern Sindh province, regional police chief Raheel Koso said.
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Investigators believe family members took the unexploded shell home after finding it in a nearby open field. Such explosions often occur when people try to dismantle unexploded ordnance to sell as scrap metal.
The city of Kandhkot, where the blast took place, is known as a hideout for robbers and criminals who are well-armed, including with rockets. Security forces have launched operations against criminals in the area.