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Blast kills three children at religious seminary in Pakistan city of Karachi: Police

Published on Apr 28, 2014 3:57 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - A blast killed three boys aged between 10 and 12 at a religious seminary in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, police said.

The attack occurred in the impoverished western district of Orangi, which has a militant presence and a history of sectarian violence.

"The explosion, which targeted a religious seminary of Sunni Muslims, killed at least three male students and wounded six others," a senior local police official, Javed Alam Odho told AFP.

He said the police were trying to ascertain whether it was a planted bomb or a hand grenade that had been thrown.

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