At least two people were killed, including a child, and five others were wounded on Tuesday in a roadside blast targeting a school van in Kurram tribal agency of northern Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said officials.
According to officials, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted roadsides in Nasti Kot area of Kurram tribal region's Parachinar district and detonated as the school van passed nearby.
The driver of the van and a child were killed in the explosion, whereas at least five children were injured. The school van was completely destroyed in the deadly explosion, the officials added.
Security forces immediately reached the site and a search operation went underway. The injured students were shifted to nearby a hospital.
Kurram Agency is one of the seven tribal regions of Pakistan's Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) governed by tribal laws and facing militants' insurgency for the last many years.