PESHAWAR " At least 15 children among 25 civilians were killed and five others sustained critical injuries when three mortar shells hit the Qasim Khel area, located near main bazaar of Darra Adam Khel, reports said. The ISPR sources claimed that the mortar shells were fired by the warring militants. The incident took place at around 3 PM, the witnesses told this scribe by phone. According to the ISPR, a personnel of the security forces also embraced martyrdom during the exchange of shelling from both the sides. "I saw 15 dead bodies, among them most were of the children", a tribal journalist informed. Army officials hiding in the bunkers located on hilltop and militants near Dara Adam Khel bazaar were firing on each other when three shells hit the civilian population. One of the mortar shells hit a group of children when they were playing in the open space, leaving most of them killed. The locals rushed to the site to collect the dead bodies and shifted the injured to hospital. In the meanwhile, another mortar shell hit the same place increasing the magnitude of the casualties. A woman also fell prey to the second shell, who had rushed to the site to see her beloved son after the first blast, witnesses said. The dead bodies and injured were taken to Zarghun Khel civil hospital but to no avail due to absence of doctors, medicines and electricity. Only dispensers were present to provide first aid. The health officials engaged in providing treatment to the victims faced numerous problems due to absence of electricity as power transformer was damaged three months back, a dispenser wishing anonymity informed. When the relatives of the injured came to know that none of the doctors was present, they called on the private doctors residing in the area to help the lower staff of the hospital. Those killed in the fatal incident were identified as Wadood, Orangzaib, Aftab, Mujeeb, Inamullah, Ashfaq, Waleed, Rahim, Sadeeq, Hasnain, Waqar, Hanif-ur-Rehman, Roidad and Javed. The aggrieved families and villagers took to the Indus High Way and blocked it for traffic to mark protest over the brutal killing of their innocent children and elderly people. A local who had returned from the burial ceremony of the killed children told this scribe on the phone that almost each house of Qasim Khel village had lost one of the family members. Hatred against the Army and the Taliban was already prevailing among the people but the killing of children further triggered it against them both, he remarked. Online adds: One of the rockets fired by militants also hit a primary school killing seven school children and 3 other people on the spot. When the locals gathered their for rescue operation, the militants fired further rockets, due to which 13 more people including children also died and at least 40 other people received critical injuries. Meanwhile, At least nine persons including five militants were killed and 11 others including six security forces men were injured in separate incidents while militants blew up Basic Health Unit of Naser Abad and another linking bridge in Tehsil Matta area on Monday. Sources said that security forces pounded the suspected hideouts of militants in Angaro Derai, Tahta Band and Ogda area. The shelling and firing of gunship helicopters resulted in the killing of five militants and four civilians. The injured civilians were identified as son of Bukht Zamin and son of Ashatamand, Sajad, Shoaib Khan, Umar Hayat and Nawab Ali. Besides this the forces also targeted some parts of Tehsil Kabla and Charbagh area and exchanged heavy fire with Taliban. The fire resulted in injuring of six personnel of the security forces. In another incident a mortar shell hit the house of Fazlullah, which resulted in the killing of his two sons and injuring his daughter and wife. Meanwhile, militants blew up Basic Health Unit of Naser Abad with improvised explosive device while another linking bridge was destroyed in Tehta Band area of Tehsil Matta. Most of the areas of district Swat remained under curfew for the last three days, however the curfew was relaxed at 3:00 PM on Monday while security forces announced that the curfew would be imposed from 10 AM to 6pm. APP adds: Militants torched a boy's school in Matta Teshil. According to security officials, some unknown miscreants set on fire a boy's school in Nazirabad area in the outskirt of Matta. As a result, furniture and building of the school were fully damaged due to arson attack. After torching of boys school in Matta, the total number of destroyed schools in Swat has reached to 190 out of which 122 are boys and 68 are girls schools.