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8-year-old boy kills 10-year-old girl with gunshot in Jawzjan province


Afghan child killed by another child in Jawzjan

A child has accidentally murdered another child with a gunshot as they were playing with a pistol in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, it has been reported.

The local government officials have confirmed the incident involving a murder of a 10-year-old girl who was accidentally shot b another child.

The provincial Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chief Abdul Hadi Rahmani said the security forces are aware of an incident involving the murder of a 10-year-old girl by another child who is believed to be 8-year-old.

He said they have received reports regarding the incident which has taken place late on Wednesday afternoon in Sheberaghan city.

According to Rahmani, the two children were playing with in the house and had gained access to a gun which resulted to accidental death of the girl.

Rahmani further added that the victim has been identified as Saleha whose family has filed a case against the alleged murderer who has been identified as 8-year-old Noorullah.

The accidental murder involving fire arms is not rare in Afghanistan as majority of the Afghan citizens are armed across the country, mainly due to persistent hostile situation of the country.

However, this is the first time an accidental murder has been recorded involving two minor children who were allegedly playing with a gun when the incident took place.



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