PARACHINAR: Two people including a child were killed and several others injured when a bomb hit a school van on Tuesday, official sources said.
The sources said that a road side bomb hit the school van in Nasti Kot area, killing its driver and a child. The injured children were moved to a near by hospital for treatment.
The political authorities in the tribal belt said that the school was completely destroyed in the explosion.
Identities of the dead and injured were yet to be known. Pakistan’s military has long been battling Taliban and other militant groups in the country’s northwester tribal belt.
The country also launched full scale military offensive in the North Waziristan tribal belt June this year.
Hundreds of schools have been blown up in the tribal region by militants opposed to girls’ education.
Two killed as bomb hits school van in Parachinar