Jan 6, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Suicide blast kills student in NW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 6, IRNA - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government school in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing a teenaged student and injuring two others, officials said.

The incident happened in the Shia-dominated area of Hangu district and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up near the main gate of a government boys school, killing a young student aged 14,” district police chief Iftikhar Ahmed told media adding that the suicide bomber attempted to enter the school when he was spotted by a student.

Ahmed further said that the student tried to stop attacker at the main gate, where he blew himself up, killing the student on the spot.

Hangu borders Orakzai tribal region, one of Pakistan's seven lawless tribal districts on the Afghan border considered to be the hub of Taliban and al Qaeda linked militants.

The district also has a history of sectarian violence and was declared a “sensitive region” during the month of Moharram.

Meanwhile two police officials were killed in a firing by unidentified gunmen in north western city of Peshawar. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

In another incident, a government girl's school was blown up by unknown militants in Khyber Pakhtunhwa's Bannu district but there was no loss of life reported in the incident.