Bomb outside NW Pakistan school wounds 6

Last Updated: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 21:17

Peshawar: Police say a bomb outside a school
in Pakistan`s northwest has wounded six people.

Local police officer Marjan Khan says the blast hit a
parking area outside the school for boys and girls shortly
before classes ended today in Charsadda district northeast of
Peshawar city.

Five of those injured were motorcycle-rickshaw drivers
who were waiting to take children home.

Khan says no one claimed responsibility, and that the
attack was aimed at terrorising local people.

The school is close to Pakistan`s northwestern tribal
region, where Taliban militants have sought to impose their
harsh brand of Islam on the population, often targeting
schools, particularly those for girls.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 21:17

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