Facebook Twitter

Bomb outside school in northwest Pakistan kills 1

SHARE Bomb outside school in northwest Pakistan kills 1

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb on a horse-drawn cart exploded outside a school in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding 14 others, including children.

One of the children was in critical condition, hospital official Sahib Gul said.

The identity of the man killed in the attack in the main northwestern city of Peshawar was not immediately known.

The blast, which also killed the horse, broke windows in the school.

No one claimed responsibility, but Islamist militants will be the main suspects.

Al-Qaida and Taliban extremists have bases close to Peshawar in Pakistan's border regions with Afghanistan. They have carried out hundreds of bombings over the last three years, many of them in Peshawar.

It was unclear if the school was the target, but militants have frequently bombed schools in the region, either because the army often converts them into bases or because they oppose the education of girls.