Three Egyptian boys killed in landmine explosion

August 12, 2007 13:30

Three Egyptian brothers died in the explosion of a leftover land mine they were toying with near Egypt's Suez Canal, hospital officials said Sunday. The teenage brothers found the mine in a village near the port city of Ismailia late Saturday, officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The mine detonated when the youths started lobbing heavy stones at it, the officials said. Many land mines still lie unexploded in the zone around the Suez Canal, remnants of the 1956 and 1967 wars.

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