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Dozens killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

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Dozens killed in northwest Pakistan blasts


At least 40 people have been killed and another 60 injured in a suicide bomb attack in northwest Pakistan, close to the Afghan border.

The attack targeted government offices in the town of Ghalanai where officials were meeting tribal leaders opposed to the Taliban.

The bombers arrived by motorbike: one detonated his device at the entrance, the other from inside.

The top government official who appeared to be the target of the attack was reportedly unharmed.

Several of the more seriously injured were taken to hospital in Peshawar.

The tribal area of Mohmand, where the attack took place, is known as a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban which is allied to al Qaeda.

Pakistan’s army has claimed to have weakened the movement, which is thought to have been behind more than 400 mostly suicide bombs over the past three years, killing almost 4000 people.

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