Two bomb blasts were reported Wednesday close to a girl’s college near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, where a Taliban attack at an army school a day earlier claimed the lives of more than 140 people, mostly students.
Local media reports said that the incident took place in Dera Ismail Khan, a city in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the country’s northwest. No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, while authorities could not confirm if there was any casualty or injuries, according to media reports.
Local media reports also said that Pakistani forces and bomb squad had arrived at the scene.
Dera Ismail Khan is located about 180 miles south of Peshawar, which saw the country's deadliest terrorist attack on Tuesday. Pakistani Taliban stormed the school in retaliation to the army's offensive against the group in the country's northwest.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack on the school and vowed to launch fresh operations against terrorism in the country.
"Our aim is to clean this region of terrorism. Not only Pakistan and Afghanistan but indeed this entire region should be cleaned of terrorism," Sharif reportedly said, at a news conference on Wednesday.
"Yesterday's incident is extremely tragic," Sharif said, as he announced the lifting of ban on death penalties in terrorism-related cases. "These sacrifices will not go waste and we all want complete elimination of terrorism from Pakistan.”
"We must not forget these scenes... The way they (militants) left bullet holes in the bodies of innocent kids, the way they tore apart their faces with bullets," Sharif said, according to local reports.