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Bomb attack kills 11 in north-western Pakistan

Other News Materials 17 December 2012 11:36
At least 11 people were killed and around 25 injured Monday in a blast in north-western Pakistan, an official said, dpa reported.
Bomb attack kills 11 in north-western Pakistan

At least 11 people were killed and around 25 injured Monday in a blast in north-western Pakistan, an official said, dpa reported.

The blast occurred in Jamrud Bazar in Khyber, one of seven districts in the volatile region along the Afghan border, and a known safe haven of al-Qaeda-linked militants.

"Eleven people were killed and 25 injured", said Jehangir Azam Wazir, deputy district administrator. The identity of the victims was not immediately known.

Wazir also said the exact nature of the blast was not known but apparently an explosives-rigged vehicle was involved.

No one took responsibility but Taliban militants frequently attack civilian and military targets in the region.

The bombing came two days after rebels stormed an airport in Peshawar, capital of nearby Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Fifteen people including 10 militants were killed during 18 hours of clashes from late Saturday.

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