Suicide bomber kills eight in Pakistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up him in a market in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least eight people.

A suicide bomber blew himself up him in a market in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least eight people.

The blast took place close to Pakistan’s border regions with Afghanistan, where Islamist militants are strong.

City police chief Dilawar Khan Ban gash said several people were wounded. State-run TV put the death toll at 12.

The target of the blast was unclear. The market was close to a bus station where people were gathering to return home to the border region.

Islamist militants seeking to overthrow Pakistan’s broadly pro-Western government have carried out scores of bombings in recent years, mostly against Western or government targets.

The army has responded with offensives in some parts of the north west.

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