10 injured as bomb explodes while being diffused in PoK

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Muzaffarabad, Jan.27 (ANI): At least 10 persons were injured, including three policemen, when a bomb exploded while security personnel tried to diffuse it in Rawalkot district of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday.

The bomb was planted in front of a school in a milk casket and exploded as the bomb disposal squad tried to diffuse it.

"Ten people including three policemen and four civil defence personnel were injured. One of the injured is critical," The Dawn quoted Sajjad Hussain, a senior police official in Rawalakot, as saying.

Officials said that while the school may have been a target of the plotters, investigations were still on to determine the motive of planting the bomb outside a school building.

The region has been hit by five bomb blasts since June 2009, with the latest one killing a security personnel earlier this month.

The official was killed when a vehicle of the security forces was ambushed by extremists in the Rawalkot district, more than 120 kilometres south of capital Muzaffarabad. (ANI)

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