A bomb has struck a school bus in Pakistan, killing a mechanic and wounding two children as they were being taken home after class in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.
It was the fifth bombing in Pakistan since last Monday, as the nuclear-armed country stepped up security for the holy month of Muharram, which typically sees a rise in sectarian tensions and attacks on Shiite Muslim religious parades.
The explosion ripped through the congested Bhana Marri area on the outskirts of Peshawar, a city that runs into Pakistan's lawless tribal belt that Washington claims is the most dangerous region in the world and an al Qaeda hub.
Police said initially that the bus driver was killed but later identified the dead man as a mechanic whose workshop was nearby. The driver was among up to four people treated for injuries after the attack.
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