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Five Killed, Including Two Children, In Separate Pakistan Attacks

Five people, including two children, have been killed in violence across Pakistan.

Two police officers were killed and another was injured in an attack on December 30 in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.

A local police official told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that four unknown attackers on motorcycles opened fire at the police officers near a Shi'a mosque.

Earlier on December 30, an apparent bomb planted outside a house in the Charsadda district of the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed a woman and two children.

The chief of the local police station, Hassan Khan, told RFE/RL that the dead were members of one family.

Two other members of the same family were taken to hospital with injuries.

Charsadda lies close to Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region where troops have been locked for years in deadly battles with insurgents.