Minor killed, 3 injured in Pakistan blast

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 21:07

Islamabad: A four-year-old girl was on Sunday killed and three others were injured after a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a mosque in the restive Khyber tribal region in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The bomb was planted near the entrance of the mosque in Landi Kotal town of Khyber Agency, officials of the political administration said.

A house near the mosque was damaged by the blast. Soon after the explosion, paramilitary troops cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. In a similar such incident on Saturday, at least six persons were killed and about 30 others were injured when a bomb went off inside a mosque in Peshawar.

In recent weeks, Peshawar and other parts of the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province have witnessed a string of attacks blamed on the Taliban.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 21:07

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