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Deadly Suicide Bombing Targets Pakistani Police


There has been a recent increase in violence in Pakistan ahead of the country's general elections set for May 11.

There has been a recent increase in violence in Pakistan ahead of the country's general elections set for May 11.

A police officer was killed and six other people wounded in a suicide blast in northwestern Pakistan.

Police said the bombing occurred on March 30 at a market in the town of Mardan, 50 kilometers northeast of Peshawar, the capital of restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The wounded included police officers and civilians.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

There has been a recent increase in violence in Pakistan ahead of the country's general elections set for May 11.

In Peshawar on March 29, a suicide bomber targeted a paramilitary police force commander, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25 others.

Abdul Majeed Marwat, commander of the Frontier Constabulary for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was injured.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack in a call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.

Based on reporting by AFP and Dawn.com
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