Two other children were injured in the blast. They were rushed to the Chaman Hospital for medical treatment.
“The blast smashed windows in nearby homes,” SHO Gul Mohammad said, adding that the explosion was from a hand grenade lobbed near the colony’s gates.
Police and Frontier Corps personnel have reached the spot and an investigation is underway.
This is the third deadly attack reported in the country amidst celebrations of Eid Miladun Nabi.
It was preceded by an attack on an educational institute in Peshawar and a landmine explosion targeting soldiers posted in South Waziristan agency.
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