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At Least Three Killed In Northwest Pakistan Bombing


Paramilitary soldiers inspect the site of a bomb explosion in the Khyber tribal region, March 3, 2014.

A suicide bomber has struck outside a local government office in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding more than 50 others.

The bombing took place on September 1 in the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the military has been battling the Taliban and other Islamist groups.

Top Khyber tribal administration official Shahab Ali Shah told the AFP news agency that tribal police personnel were among the dead and wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan has been waging a major offensive against militant hideouts in the country’s tribal northwest for more than a year.

With reporting by AFP
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