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Children killed after bomb explodes at Tanzania school

At least five children have been killed and 24 others injured after a bomb blast at a primary school in Tanzania.

The explosion occurred inside the compound of Kihinga primary school.

Kagera regional police commander Augustine Orome said a child had picked up the device thinking it was scrap metal.

Three children died at the scene, and two others died later at a local hospital.

The 24 injured people are being treated in hospital.

Police in the East African nation are investigating the source of the bomb.

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