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Bomb Attack In Northwest Pakistan Kills At Least Nine

Security personnel investigate the bomb blast site in Nowshera
Police say a bomb blast near a mosque in northwestern Pakistan has killed at least nine people and wounded more than 30.

The blast in the city of Nowshera occurred when food was being distributed to the poor after Friday Prayers.

It was not immediately clear whether the bombing was a suicide attack.

Pakistan's northwestern region, near the border with Afghanistan, has seen a wave of suicide attacks in recent years.

compiled from agency reports