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Suicide bombing kills 30 in Pakistan


Source: | 12-29-2008 10:13

In Pakistan a suicide bomber pretending to need help with his car has killed 30 people and wounded 15 others.

Sunday's attack occurred at a polling station in the northwestern town of Buner.

Security officials remove debris from a destroyed school after a suspected suicide car bomb attack in the town of Buner on the edge of the restive Swat valley, northwest Pakistan.(AFP/Chand Khan)
Security officials remove debris from a destroyed school
after a suspected suicide car bomb attack in the town of
Buner on the edge of the restive Swat valley, northwest
Pakistan.(AFP/Chand Khan)

Police say the attacker, who apparently operated alone, may have parked his car and detonated the explosives in front of a school, where the polling station was set up.

Voters were casting ballots in a by-election for a National Assembly seat. Buner borders a valley where Pakistan's army has waged an offensive against insurgents for more than a year.

Analysts say the blast underscores concerns that militant violence near the Afghan border is likely to escalate, now that Pakistan is shifting troops away from the region toward India.


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