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Peshawar Bomb Attack Kills Two

A policeman and residents gather near a damaged car at the site of the bomb blast near a religious school in Peshawar on May 24.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least two people have been killed and several more injured in a bomb attack in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.

The attack apparently targeted the vehicle of local religious leader Haji Hidayatullah.

The explosion struck outside the Jamia Uloom al-Islamia religious school right after Friday Prayers.

Peshawar city police superintendent Khalid Hamdani told journalists that Hidayatullah survived the attack but that his driver and bodyguard were killed.

It was immediately unclear if a suicide bomber was to blame.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

With reporting by
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