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Explosion in Pakistan kills school bus driver, injures 2 children

By the CNN Wire Staff
Pakistani security personnel collect evidence at the site of the school bus explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistani security personnel collect evidence at the site of the school bus explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Police say two suspects were detained at the site
  • Authorities do not think the bomb targeted the school bus
RELATED TOPICS
  • Peshawar
  • Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- An explosion Monday near a school bus in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killed the bus driver and injured two children, police said.

Two suspects were detained at the blast site, said Ejaz Khan, a senior police official in Peshawar.

Authorities do not believe the bus was the target of the bomb, which was planted in the road, said Salim Khan, another senior police official in Peshawar.

The explosion occurred in the area of Bhana Marri, Khan said.

CNN affiliate GEO TV showed images of a charred, windowless bus.

CNN's Samson Desta and journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report.