Four killed in Pak blast

Four children were killed and three more injured when an explosive device hidden in a sack went off in northwest Pakistan.

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 21:07 PM IST

Islamabad: Four children were killed and
three more injured when an explosive device hidden in a sack
went off in northwest Pakistan today, police said.

The incident occurred in Jerma village of Kohat
district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

"The explosive device was lying in field where the
children were playing. Four children were killed instantly by
the blast," a security official said.

The official said it was yet to be ascertained how
the device went off.

A majority of the population of Jerma village are
people displaced by anti-militancy operations in the
Waziristan tribal region.

The injured children were taken to a nearby
hospital.
In a separate incident, a powerful bomb exploded
outside the office of police chief of Charasdda district
though there were no casualties.

The bomb was planted outside the office.

The blast damaged the office and blew out its
windows.

Police cordoned off the area and launched a search
operation.

PTI