Bomb kills 2 children, injures 13 people

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 31 (UPI) — A bomb blast in the tribal area of northwestern Pakistan Saturday killed two schoolchildren and injured 13 other people, 10 of them children, authorities said.

The blast occurred in the Landi Kotal area of Khyber province, which borders Pakistan, in the compound of a local tribal leader during a tribal council meeting, DawnNews reported.

The two children killed by the blast were passing the compound on their way too school.

The injured victims were admitted to the Khyber headquarters hospital.

Among those injured in the blast, during a council meeting on the auction of a local bus stop, were three tribal leaders, DawnNews said.

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