Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Pakistan

Blast Kills 10 In Northwest Pakistan

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Pakistani government officials say a bomb blast in the northwest of the country near the Afghan border has killed 10 people and injured more than 20.

Officials said the blast occurred on February 8 in Kalaya, the main town of the semiautonomous Orakzai tribal district.

No group has claimed responsibility.

Orakzai is one of seven tribal districts on the Afghan-Pakistan border known as strongholds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants.

The military has launched multiple military operations to push the militants out of the region since 2009, but they continue to carry out attacks.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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