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Horse cart explosion kills, wounds several

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A bomb planted in a horse cart exploded Wednesday near a school in northwest Pakistan, killing and wounding several people, police said.

Geo News said at least one person died and 11 more were wounded in the attack in Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, formerly the North-West Frontier province, scene of numerous such deadly attacks in recent weeks.

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"The bomb was planted in a horse cart, which went off near a school building," Geo News reported quoting senior police official Mohammad Ijaz.

The Press Trust of India reported the blast, near a private school, killed two people and wounded 14 others, including seven school children.

The dead included the owner of the cart, the report said, adding two of the injured were in critical condition.

PTI said no group had yet claimed responsibility for the blast but police had detained two suspects.

Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the attack, saying such acts targeting children and innocent citizens "explain the ideology of the terrorists."

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