PARACHINAR - Two persons including a child were killed and five school going children sustained injuries in a roadside explosion near a school van in Nasti Kot area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

According to the political administration, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted on the roadside and was detonated as the school van passed nearby.

The driver of the van and a child were killed in the explosion whereas several others were injured. A seven-year-old girl was also wounded. The school van was completely destroyed in the blast.

No group had come forward to immediately claim responsibility for the attack.

The injured students were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital for treatment. The security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area after the explosion.