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Pakistan: Roadside Bomb Kills 14

Police in Pakistan say a roadside bomb has killed 14 people in the north of the country.

Police said the explosives were detonated by a truck carrying villagers to a market place near the border with Afghanistan.

Police said among the dead were three women and three children.

Correspondents say villagers in the Lower Dir area have been supporting government forces in the fight against Taliban insurgents.

Support for the Taliban has fallen in some areas in the north, analysts say, in part because their bloody bombing campaigns have claimed so many civilian lives.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters