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Minor girl killed, 3 hurt in roadside blast in northwest Pakistan

A minor girl was killed and three children were injured on Monday in a roadside blast near a school in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.

world Updated: Dec 12, 2016 18:51 IST
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A minor girl was killed and three children were injured on Monday in a roadside blast near a school in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.
A minor girl was killed and three children were injured on Monday in a roadside blast near a school in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.(AFP Representational Photo)

A minor girl was killed and three children were injured on Monday in a roadside blast near a school in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted next to the school gate in Spinwam tehsil of North Waziristan went off when the gate was opened, reports said.

The children were going to the school to play when the bomb planted outside it went off. The injured were rushed to Mir Ali Hospital and Miranshah Hospital.

Operations against militants in North Waziristan were stepped up after the government decided to implement the nation-wide National Action Plan for combating terrorism.

According to official statements, over 3,500 militants have been killed in operation Zarb-i-Azb. Suspected militants have also been killed in US drone strikes in the area.