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Nine killed in Pakistan suicide attack: Official

At least nine people were killed and 16 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew his explosive laden car in northwest Pakistan's tribal region on Saturday, officials said.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2012 17:00 IST

At least nine people were killed and 16 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew his explosive laden car in northwest Pakistan's tribal region on Saturday, officials said.

The bomber detonated the vehicle just outside the compound of anti-Taliban militant commander Maulana Nabi, in the town of Spin Tal which lies in the Kurram tribal area, senior administration official Zakir Hussain said.

"It was a suicide attack, the target was militant commander Nabi's centre," Hussain told AFP.

Residents said he survived the attack.

Nabi's guards stopped the vehicle and the attacker blew up his car after he failed to enter the compound, he said.

Officials said Nabi had developed differences with the leadership of Pakistani Taliban.