Bannu: A bomb wounded 11 people, mostly children, when it exploded outside a girls’ school in Bannu on Thursday, a doctor said.
The bomb went off at the end of the school day as pupils walked into a street lined with fabric shops in the northwestern town of Bannu, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Doctor Omar Zeb told news agency AFP that 11 people had been brought to the local hospital – seven primary schoolgirls and four other people who had been in the street.
Police official Azad Khan told AFP that at least four girls, two boys and a man had been wounded. Three of them are in serious condition he said.
Meanwhile, a suspected militant was killed and another arrested by police during an overnight clash with residents in Bannu, DawnNews reported.
According to the police, residents of the area Haji Anwar Khel area spotted six suspicious men Wednesday night and asked them to stop. However, the suspected men opened fire on the area’s dwellers.
During an exchange of fire between the two sides, one suspect was killed whereas another was captured and handed over to the police. The remaining four suspects escaped from the site of incident.
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