One killed, several wounded in Peshawar blast

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Peshawar, Apr 19(ANI): An eight-year-old boy was killed and at least 11 people were injured when a bomb exploded outside a school in the Khyber Road area of Peshawar on Monday.

The injured, mainly students of the Police Public School, have been rushed to the Khyber Teaching Hospital.

"It was an IED (improvised explosive device) planted near a shop. It was a timed device. One child was killed and 10 others were wounded. Schoolchildren were the target," The Dawn quoted senior police official Mohammad Karim Khan, as saying.

The Medical Superintendent of the Khyber Teaching Hospital, Khizr Hayat, said that at least seven injured children were brought to the hospital, adding the body of a minor is also present at the hospital.

According to bomb disposal squad officials, at least two-kilogram of explosives were used in the blast, and it also damaged two vehicles parked outside the school.

Peshawar University and other educational institutions have been cordoned off for the investigation to be carried out quickly. (ANI)

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