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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Women In Pakistan

A young boy who was injured in the suicide bomb blast in Peshawar on February 10 receives medical treatment at a local hospital.
Police say a suicide bomber has killed four women in northwest Pakistan in an attempted attack on mourners at a funeral.

Senior police official Najeeb Ur Rehman said the blast hit a house in Peshawar, close to where the mourners were holding funeral prayers.

Police said the mourners spotted three would-be suicide bombers coming toward them but managed to scare them off.

Two fled the scene, but the third blew himself up at the entrance of a home unconnected to the mourners.

Six people were also injured in the attack.

At least eight people were killed in a suicide attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar last week.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa