Bomb blast in North Waziristan

Bomb blast in North Waziristan
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PESHAWAR (AFP) - A nine-year-old girl was killed and three other children were wounded Monday when a bomb exploded near their school gate in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

 

The bombing took place outside a village school in the tense North Waziristan region where the Pakistani military has been battling Taliban militants since June 2014.

 

"A nine-year-old girl was killed and three other children between eight to 10 years old were wounded when explosives planted close to their school gate exploded when they opened it," a local government official told AFP.

 

A local security official also confirmed the blast.

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