Blast in Pakistan religious school kills 4 children

By Aamir Latif, Monday, April 28, 2014

Hand grenade found by student exploded inside school, killing 4 children

Hand grenade found by student exploded inside school, killing 4 children

ISLAMABAD – Four children were killed and 16 injured when a hand grenade exploded in a religious school in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi on Monday, police said.

Earlier eyewitness reports suggested the blast in the school, known as a madrassah, was the result of an attack but a city police chief said a student found the grenade. 

“A madrassah student Salman had found the grenade from a nearby (sewerage) pond. He brought it to the madrassah and showed that to his colleagues,” said Baluch. “The grenade went off while students were playing with that.”

Baluch said the student carrying the grenade was one of the 12 to 15-year-olds killed by the blast in Jamia Islamia Tahiria madrassa, belonging to the Deobandi school of thought, in a western district of Karachi. 

He said the children were playing the near the madrassah's entrance at the time of the blast. 

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