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Two children died in an explosion in Adamawa.

The Chairman of Hong Local Government in Adamawa, Alhaji Haliru Lala, has confirmed the death of two children in a blast in Fadaman-Rake Village.

Lala said on Friday in Yola that five others were also injured in the incident which occurred late on Thursday evening.

He said that some children playing by the roadside were given a polyethene bag containing explosives, which was later exploded by an unknown person passing by in a car.

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“In all, seven of them were affected; two died on the spot, four are on admission while one sustained minor injury and has been treated,” Lala said.

The chairman expressed the concern of the council over the incident suspected to be the work of insurgents.