Suicide bomber kills 17 police, soldiers in Pakistan

  • Reuters, Islamabad
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  • Updated: Jan 12, 2011 20:44 IST

A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 17 paramilitary soldiers and policemen, police said.

The mosque, which was heavily damaged, is beside a police station on the outskirts of Bannu, a town bordering North Waziristan, a hub of al Qaeda and Taliban militants. Officials said people were trapped in the rubble.

 

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