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School bus bombed in Pakistan

By Josh Levs and Zahir Shah Sherazi, CNN
updated 8:43 AM EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two children, three teachers and a bus driver killed, official says
  • Attack happened in semi-autonomous tribal district

(CNN) -- Six people, two of them children, were killed Tuesday when a school bus was struck by a remote-controlled bomb in northwestern Pakistan, authorities said.

The dead included a 5-year-old boy; a 7-year-old girl; three teachers and a bus driver, according to Sohail Khan, an official with Bajaur agency, the region in which the attack occurred.

The bus was part of a local education organization funded by the Dutch education ministry.

Bajaur is one of the semi-autonomous districts that make up northwestern Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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