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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Police say a bomb outside a school in Pakistan’s northwest has wounded six people.

Local police officer Marjan Khan says the blast hit a parking area outside the school for boys and girls shortly before classes ended Saturday in Charsadda district northeast of Peshawar city.

Five of those injured were motorcycle-rickshaw drivers who were waiting to take children home.

Khan says no one claimed responsibility, and that the attack was aimed at terrorizing local people.

The school is close to Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, where Taliban militants have sought to impose their harsh brand of Islam on the population, often targeting schools, particularly those for girls.

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