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Car bomb in Pakistani market kills nine


A car bomb has exploded in a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, killing at least nine people including children.

A nearby police station was the apparent target of the blast on the outskirts of Peshawar but officials said all the dead were civilians.

Militants linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban have been waging a campaign of violence in the city in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt, bordering Afghanistan.

The last week has been particularly deadly. On Monday, at least six people were killed in two separate bombings, targeting police in Peshawar.

The latest attacks follow a major crackdown by Pakistani security forces in the turbulent region.

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