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Five children among 8 killed as rocket launcher shell explodes in Kandhkot

01:17 PM | 27 Sep, 2023
Five children among 8 killed as rocket launcher shell explodes in Kandhkot
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KANDHKOT – Tragedy struck in Sindh’s Kandhkot district on Wednesday when a rocket launcher’s shell exploded in a house, claiming the lives of eight people, including five children, while injuring five others.

Kandhkot Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohail Khoso reported that the incident occurred in a house situated in the Ghora Ghat area of the riverine region.

Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the rocket launcher was discovered by children on agricultural land, and they unknowingly brought it home, where it tragically detonated.

As soon as the incident was reported, rescue teams swiftly transported the bodies and injured individuals to the hospital. Law enforcement agencies have initiated an investigation into the matter.

In the wake of this heartbreaking incident, Sindh’s caretaker Chief Minister, Maqbool Baqar, took immediate notice and sought a comprehensive report from Inspector-General (IG) Dr Riffat Mukhtar.

The interim CM raised questions about how the rocket launcher ended up in the village. He inquired whether there was an attempt to smuggle a cache of weapons into the riverine areas and if any accomplices of criminals were present in the village. He urged the submission of a detailed report to address these concerns.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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