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Pakistan: Several children injured after massive IED blast near Peshawar Public School

Pakistan: An early hours of Tuesday, hospital and rescue officials said that Four children, aged 7 to 10, and an adult were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on Peshawar’s Warsak Road.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Pakistan: An early hours of Tuesday, hospital and rescue officials said that Four children, aged 7 to 10, and an adult were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on Peshawar’s Warsak Road.

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The spokesperson for emergency rescue services, Bilal Ahmad Faizi said that the incident happened near the Peshawar Public School at around 9:10 am. Citing Warsak Superintendent of Police Arshad Khan, it said that four kilogrammes of explosives, planted in a “cemented block” on the side of the road, were used in the blast.

Khan said that the area has been cordoned off and further investigation is underway. Mohammad Asim, a spokesperson for the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, said two of the children were in a critical condition.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Peshawar, which straddles Pakistan’s tribal districts bordering Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, is frequently targeted by Islamic militant groups including the Islamic State and the Pakistani Taliban.

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