Post Peshawar school attack, twin blasts near women college in DI Khan area: Reports

A day after Pakistani Taliban carried out heinous attack at Peshawar's Army School, two bomb blasts were reported near girl's college in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 18, 2014, 00:49 AM IST

Islamabad: A day after Pakistani Taliban carried out heinous attack at Peshawar's Army School, two bomb blasts were reported near girl's college in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.

According to some reports, no militant group has claimed the responsibility of the blasts as of now and no casualty has been reported. While anti-bomb squad have been rushed to the spot, further details are awaited.

At least 144 people, mostly children, were killed when Taliban suicide attackers stormed the Army school yesterday and began firing indiscriminately at students and teachers.

A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in response to recent Pakistani army operations in nearby North Waziristan, where hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed.

The Taliban have targeted students in Pakistan on numerous occasions, but this was by far their deadliest attack on a school.

Since 2010, there have been at least four attacks on school buses  including the one in which Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head in Swat in 2012.

There have been at least three Taliban attacks on schools this year, with one fatality, Amnesty added.

(With PTI inputs)