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Pakistan suicide bomber kills 2

30 November 2010, 10:59

Peshawar - A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Pakistani police station in the northwest of the country on Tuesday, killing at least two people, police said.

The bomb exploded in the town of Bannu, which lies close to Pakistan's lawless tribal belt on the Afghan border, which Washington has branded al-Qaeda's global headquarters and the most dangerous region on earth.

"It was a suicide attack. The bomber came on foot and detonated himself near a police van close to a police station," Bannu police chief Iftikhar Khan said.

Police and medics said two people were killed.

"Our van was the target of the blast. It killed one police official and wounded another policeman," local police official Raza Khan said.

A civilian was also killed and several other local people wounded, he said.

Hospital official Nisar Khan confirmed the death toll.

"We have received two dead bodies and about a dozen wounded people. Most of them are ordinary citizens, he added.



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