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6 killed in roadside blast in Pakistan

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At least six persons, including three women teachers, were killed on Tuesday when a school van they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in the Bajaur tribal region of Pakistan.

In a statement, the Army said that a remote controlled bomb targeted the van in Salarzai area near the main town of Khar in Bajaur, killing three women school teachers, two children and a passerby.

No outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.

Pakistan has launched a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal region, considered as nerve centre of Taliban militancy.

Bajaur, located on the Afghan border and facing Kunar province, is a sensitive region because it is believed that Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah is hiding in Kunar.

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