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Several Killed In Pakistan Bomb Attacks


Two separate bomb attacks in Pakistan have killed at least 19 people.

Ahrarul Hind, a little known insurgent group, claimed responsibility for the attacks on March 14, saying it will continue such attacks until the implementation of Shari'a law in Pakistan.

In a suburb of the northwestern city of Peshawar, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a police vehicle, killing at least nine bystanders.

A few hours later, a bombing near a passenger bus in the southwestern city of Quetta, in the province of Baluchistan, killed at least 10 people.

Police said it appeared that a vehicle carrying security forces was the target.

The attacks come despite a month long cease-fire declared by the Pakistani Taliban on March 1 as a goodwill gesture ahead of peace talks with Pakistani government.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.


Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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