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Blast near aid offices in NW Pak

world Updated: Nov 21, 2009 10:26 IST

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A security guard has been wounded in an explosion outside the office of a non-governmental organization in the main city in northwestern Pakistan.

Police chief Liaquat Ali Khan says Saturday's explosion occurred near the office's perimeter wall at about 7 am in Peshawar. He says the building belonging to Shift International, a group helping handicapped people, was damaged.

Khan says it was a bomb set off with a timer but some TV reports say it was a rocket attack.

Peshawar has seen a wave of bombings over the last few weeks as the army presses an offensive against Taliban militants in an adjacent tribal region bordering Afghanistan.