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8 dead in hospital attack in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Eight killed in early Friday explosion at hospital in Quetta, police say
  • Authorities: More than 10 people injured in blast in western Pakistan
  • In separate incident, girls' school bombed in North West Frontier Province

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Eight people were killed Friday morning in an explosion at a western Pakistan hospital, authorities said.

The explosion occurred at a hospital in the city of Quetta, police said. Included in the dead were a journalist and a police officer, hospital officials said. More than 10 people were injured in the blast, the officials said.

In an unrelated incident, militants bombed a school in northwest Pakistan early Friday, officials said.

The attack on the five-room girls' school in the Charsada district of the North-West Frontier Province is the latest in a series of blasts that have destroyed dozens of schools in the area in recent years.

The attack occurred about 2 a.m. Friday, said Riaz Muhammad, Charsada district police officer.

Militants placed explosives in three parts of the school, Muhammad said.

Journalist Kiran Khalid and Nazar Ul-Islam contributed to this report.