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One killed, over twelve hurt in bomb blast outside school in northwest Pakistan

A bomb planted in a horse cart exploded near a school in Peshawar on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring over a dozen others, including eight girl students.

Senior police official Mohammad Ijaz said the blast took place in Peshawar city’s central Saddar neighbourhood.

“The bomb was planted in a horse cart, which went off near a school building,” Geo TV quoted Ijaz, as saying.

“A passer-by was killed and 11 others were wounded in the blast,” he added.

Another police official and local hospital officials confirmed the casualties, with a doctor saying, “We have received 11 injured and one dead body.”

The explosion, apparently triggered by a remote controlled bomb, also caused a partial damage to the school building. (ANI)

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