A hand grenade attack on a school on the outskirts of Peshawar on Monday killed a six-year old child and wounded two other children, police said. Militants threw a grenade from a lane behind the school in Khazana area which landed near children, senior police officer Tahir Ayub told AFP.

“Three children were wounded in the blast, one of them died on way to the hospital,” Ayub added.

“We received the body of a six-year-old child,” doctor Rahim Jan of the city’s Lady Reading Hospital said.