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Three injured in blast in Pak school

A bomb went off in a school on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar today, injuring three people; two children and a teacher.

world Updated: Dec 24, 2010 16:50 IST

A bomb went off in a school on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar today, injuring three people; two children and a teacher.

The school in Palosai area was badly damaged by the remote-controlled explosive device, police said.

The area is close to the Khyber tribal region, where the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam groups are active.

Special Superintendent of Police (Operations) Ijaz Khan told PTI that two students and a teacher sustained minor injuries in the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The Taliban have bombed scores of state-run schools in northwest Pakistan.

Footage on television showed that the blast had destroyed two rooms of the school and blown up a wall.

Chairs and desks lay strewn in class rooms and the blast also smashed all windows.

Local residents took the injured to a nearby hospital.

Security forces cordoned off the site and launched a search operation for the attackers.