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Thursday 31 July 2014

Bomb targets police patrol, kills 7

Published 22/01/2014|06:52

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Relatives of a Pakistani polio vaccination worker, who was killed by unknown gunmen, mourn her death in Karachi (AP)

A bomb rigged to a bicycle has hit a Pakistani police patrol on its way to guard a polio vaccination team, killing six policemen and a boy.

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A Pakistani police officer, Shafiullah Khan, says the bombing took place this morning in the Charsadda district in the country's north-west.

He says the bomb, which was set off by remote control, struck close to a busy town market. The blast also wounded 11 people.

The killed boy was just a bystander.

The bombing came just hours after a car bomb hit a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a troubled region of south-west Pakistan, killing 20.

And yesterday, three health workers were killed in an attack on a polio vaccination team in southern city of Karachi.

AP

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