Bomb wounds 11, mostly children, outside Pakistan girls' school
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb wounded 11 people, mostly children, when it exploded outside a Pakistani girls' school on Thursday, a doctor said.
The bomb went off at the end of the school day as pupils walked into a street lined with fabric shops in the north-western town of Bannu, which has been a flashpoint for Islamist militancy.
Dr Omar Zeb told AFP that 11 people had been brought to the local hospital - seven primary schoolgirls and four other people who had been outside in the street.
Police official Azad Khan told AFP that at least four girls, two boys and a man had been wounded. Three of them are in serious condition, he said.