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Children killed in Pakistan school bus attack

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Latest update : 2011-09-13

Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least three children as well as the driver. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

REUTERS - Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least three children and the driver, a police official said.

“First a rocket was fired but it didn’t hit. Then gunmen opened fire,” said Sahibzada Sajjad, deputy superintendent of police in Peshawar, where Taliban militants, who are close to al Qaeda, often carry out attacks.
 
Five children were wounded.
 
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
 
Pakistan’s Taliban, also allies of militants in neighbouring Afghanistan, are waging a campaign of mostly suicide bombings in a bid to topple the U.S.-backed government.
 
Al Qaeda suffered several setbacks since U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden in a secret raid in Pakistan on May 2.  But the Pakistani Taliban, who vowed to avenge his death, have carried out a series of attacks.
 
Another policeman said the shooting occurred near the Khyber Model School, which employed the bus.
 

Date created : 2011-09-13

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