Suicide bomber kills 6 in NW Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A suicide bomber struck outside a local government office in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 31 others, officials said. The bombing took place in the town of Jamrud, in lawless Khyber tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the military has been battling Taliban and Islamist groups. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Taliban and Islamist groups have carried out several attacks against local government and police. Pakistan has been waging a major offensive against insurgent hideouts in the tribal northwest for over a year in a bid to quell an Islamist insurgency that has raged for more than a decade.

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