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Bomb kills 1, wounds 8 in northwest Pakistan

A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed a passer-by and wounded eight people in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, police said.



Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan): A roadside bomb
targeting a police patrol killed a passer-by and wounded eight
people in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, police said.

The attack in Dera Ismail Khan showed that Islamist
militants continue to be active in the Afghan border region
despite army offensives aimed at eliminating their hideouts.
Senior police official Aslam Khatak said the attack
happened as the patrol vehicle travelled through the gritty
town, which lies near Pakistan`s lawless, Taliban-riddled
tribal belt.

Among the wounded was an area police official who played
an important role in arresting militants, he said. Six
policemen and two civilians also were wounded.

A bomb that also targeted a police patrol in the city in
May killed 13 people, including an area police officer who had
received threats from insurgents.

PTI

From Zee News

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