A dispute over a cricket match among children in Pakistan left seven people dead on Saturday, November 24.

"At least seven people were killed and one injured after rival parties exchanged heavy fire at a police post where they had come to register a case against each other following a row between their children during a cricket match in Havelian," read a report on Geo News, a Pakistani website.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Havelian, Ejaz Khan, detailed the events to the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

The DSP informed that the row between the children happened over a cricket match they were playing in a village called Ghari Pulgran.

He went on to say that a quarrel resulted among the group of children playing the game and thus, the elders of both the parties came to Rajoia police chowk to register cases against each other.

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The official added that things suddenly turned violent when one party opened fire, to which the other party, also armed, retaliated with gunfire.

The police post of Rajoia virtually turned into a battlefield as the armed rivals traded heavy fire against each other.

The gun battle has reportedly left seven people dead and one other injured.

The DSP also informed that three deceased belonged from one party whilst the other party lost four people to the firing.

Ejaz Khan said that police and the locals shifted the three dead bodies to Tehsil Hospital and the other four dead bodies were sent to the district headquarters hospital in Abbottabad for post-mortem.

The dead were identified as Mukhtiar Shah, Shaukat Shah and Anwar from one group and Arshad Khan, Sohrab, Ishfaq and Usman from the other.