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Twin Blasts Kill Police Officer In Northwest Pakistan


Pakistani police officials inspect the site of a roadside bomb explosion in Peshawar on May 18.

Pakistani officials say a twin bombing has killed one police officers and wounded 18 other people in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Police official Sher Khan said on May 18 that the first bomb planted on a roadside exploded when a police vehicle passed in Aslam Dheri, a neighborhood in the city's outskirts.

The second bomb went off as police and others arrived at the scene.

The wounded included police officers, rescuers, and members of the media.

Jumat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack.

The area has long been a center of Islamic militancy in Pakistan, and Peshawar itself has seen a number of large-scale militant attacks.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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