Bomb wounds schoolchildren in Turbat

A bomb blast tore through a school bus in Turbat on Tuesday, wounding at least five children in the troubled province of Baluchistan, officials said.

The bus was taking more than 30 children of paramilitary FC fathers to a school in Turbat town, police and military officials said.

A remote-controlled bomb exploded when the bus neared Ata Shad College, about 550 kilometres (344 miles) west of the provincial capital Quetta, an FC spokesman told AFP.

“Five children were wounded, three of them are in a serious condition,” he said.

Police said more than a dozen children, aged eight to 12 years, were wounded but most of them were discharged after receiving first aid at hospital.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.