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Six Killed in Khyber Suicide Bombing

by AFP
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Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for attack.

A suicide bomber struck outside a local government office in the Khyber Agency on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 31 others, officials said.

The bombing, claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, took place in Jamrud, where the military has been battling Taliban and Islamist groups.

“At least six people were killed and 31 others were wounded after a suicide bomber detonated himself at the entrance of office,” said top Khyber tribal administration official Shahab Ali Shah. There were four tribal policemen among the dead and more than 15 personnel were wounded, four of them critically, Shah said.

Nek Mohammad, another tribal administration official confirmed the attack.

In a statement issued to media, a spokesman for the TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban and Islamist groups have carried out several attacks against local government and police in the region.

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