Bomb Explodes Outside School in Pakistani City of Peshawar

A bomb exploded in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Thursday, reportedly killing one child and injuring as many as five others.

Police said a car bomb exploded near a school in the Gulshan Rehman colony on the outskirts of Peshawar. The explosion occurred after school hours.

The area of Peshawar also serves a housing complex for local government officials.

Local police official Attique Shah told Fox News that the explosion was heard in the busy Kohat road area and medical personnel rushed to the scene. The injured were being transported to the hospital.

The blast capped a particularly bloody day in Pakistan. Gunmen attacked law enforcement facilities across the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, while a car bomb devastated a northwestern police station, killing a total of 38 people in an escalating wave of terror.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.