WANA, 5 November: A minor boy lost his life and two other children sustained injuries when a landmine exploded in Tyarza area of South Waziristan Agency on Saturday.

The children were playing in the fields outside their homes when the landmine went off. One child identified as Shahzeb died on the spot while the others were admitted to a hospital in injured condition. The security forces have launched an investigation into the matter.

The area residents said the militants planted the explosive devices to hamper the movement of security forces in the area during military operations.