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12 killed in Pak suicide attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan’s volatile tribal region on Saturday, killing 12 people including two soldiers.

world Updated: Jan 31, 2010 00:18 IST

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan’s volatile tribal region on Saturday, killing 12 people including two soldiers.

A man wearing a vest packed with explosives walked up to the post in Khar, the main town in the restive tribal region of Bajaur, and detonated himself, senior administration official Iqbal Khattak said.

“So far 12 deaths have been confirmed, two of them were paramilitary soldiers,” he said, adding that over 20, all civilians, were wounded.