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Eight killed, including four children, in rocket explosion in Sindh Province of Pakistan

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A tragic incident occurred on Wednesday in a village near Kandhkot district of Sindh province of Pakistan when a rocket launcher shell exploded at a house, killing eight people and injuring six others. The victims included four children, who had reportedly found the explosive device in the nearby riverine forest and brought it home.

According to local media the children hurled the shell into the stove, resulting in a deadly blast that destroyed the house and damaged several others. The injured were shifted to hospitals, where some of them were said to be in critical condition. The police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to find out the source of the rocket shell.

The incident has caused fear and panic among the residents of Shah Ali Sabzoi village, which is located in the katcha area along the Indus River. The katcha area is known to be infested with bandits and outlaws, who often engage in kidnapping for ransom and other crimes.

The rocket explosion has raised serious concerns over the security situation in the katcha area, and the need for effective action against the criminal elements. The incident has also highlighted the dangers of unexploded ordnance, which can pose a threat to civilians, especially children, who may not be aware of their potential harm.

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