Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 14

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ISLAMABAD -- At least two people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday in a bomb blast in Panjgur district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, local reports said.

According to the reports, a bomb planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside exploded and hit the busy business street of Chitkan Bazaar in Panjgur. (Pakistan-Blast)

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LAGOS -- At least 12 pupils have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a three-storey building which housed a primary school in Lagos on Wednesday, according to a hospital source early Thursday.

"Some of the victims were brought in dead," a doctor told Xinhua at the Massey Children Hospital in Ita-Faji area of the Lagos Island, where some victims are being treated. (Nigeria-Building-Collapse)

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ASSADABAD, Afghanistan -- At least one civilian was killed and 13 others injured as a blast rocked a bazaar in Sawki district of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Thursday, provincial police chief Haqnawaz Haqyar said.

According to the official, an explosive device went off at a shop in the bazaar at around noon on Thursday, and preliminary reports confirmed the causalities of the blast. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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MOGADISHU -- Somali National Army (SNA) and local forces backed by international partners killed 16 al-Shabab militants in an operation in the country's southern region on Wednesday, officials said on Thursday.

Abdi Nur Ibrahim, Jubaland spokesman for security told journalists that an offensive was carried out by SNA and Jubaland forces along with foreign partners in an area between Bar Sanguni and Jamame in Somalia's southern Lower Juba region. (Somalia-Terrorists) Enditem

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