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Pakistan grenade attack kills two girls in Peshawar


A grenade explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed two young girls and injured two others.

The children were playing in the Ram Krishan area when they were attacked.

Their father, Rais Khan, told reporters the attackers threw a grenade at his house because he had refused to pay them "protection money".

Meanwhile, angry residents have set up a road-block with the bodies on the road that links Peshawar and Charsadda town, closing it to traffic.

The dead girls were named as Kulsoom and Sumayya while Mariam and Iqra were injured.

No group has claimed Wednesday's attack.

Peshawar is close to the Mohmand and Khyber regions, part of the semi-autonomous ethnic Pashtun tribal lands along the Afghan border which have become a global Islamist militant hub.

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