Algeria – According to reports, two children have died and four others were wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital.
Armed groups had placed the improvised explosive there to delay the advance of security forces pursuing them in the mountainous region, according to local media.
On Saturday, the civil defence said: “A homemade grenade exploded Saturday near six children who were playing (in the village) of Tamezyavt.”
It gave a toll of one dead and five wounded, but El Watan said Sunday that a second child had succumbed to wounds.
The children who died were aged 10 and 12, the newspaper said.