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06 Sep 2016 description

Mahabad, West Azarbaijan prov, Sept 6, IRNA – Explosion of a land mine remained from Iraq's imposed war on Iran in 1980-88 killed a child in Sardasht, a town in this northwestern Iranian province [Mine explosion kills playing boy in west of Iran]

An official in Sardasht told IRNA that the child was an eight-year-old boy.

The boy was playing with his two friends when they found a mine and started playing with it, Mir Ashkan Mahdavi said.

Because of the explosion, Mohammad Eliasi was killed on the spot and two other boys were injured, Mahdavi said.