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Seven Killed In Pakistani Suicide Bombing


Pakistan -- Rescue workers and people gather at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Tonsa Shareef, near Dera Ghazi Khan, October 15, 2015

Seven people have been killed and nine wounded in a suicide bombing in central Pakistan.

Local police said the bomber had targeted the election office of a ruling party lawmaker.

Amjad Khosa wasn't present at his election office in Taunsa city at the time of the blast on October 14.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but police suspect the Pakistani Taliban.

Khosa condemned the blast, saying it was an act of terrorism. "My close friends are among the dead and injured," he told state-run Pakistan Television.

The attack comes two months after two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the hometown of anti-Taliban provincial minister Shuja Khanzada, killing him and 17 others.

Pakistan has long been under attack from local and Al-Qaeda-linked foreign Islamic militants, killing tens of thousands of people in over a decade.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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