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26 Dec
Injured victims of suicide bombing are treated at a local hospital in Khar, the main town of Pakistan’s Bajur tribal region along Afghan border, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives-laden vest killing scores of people at an aid distribution center in northwestern Pakistan while army helicopter gunships and artillery killed a similar number of Islamic militants in neighboring tribal regions near the Afghan border, officials said. As reported by VOA, Authorities in northwestern Pakistan say a suspected suicide blast has killed at least 43 people and wounded scores. The attack comes a day after Taliban insurgents launched coordinated assaults on security forces in a neighboring district that left 11 soldiers and 24 militants dead. Ayaz Gul has the details from Islamabad.  The suicide bombing occurred in the town of Khar, the administrative center of Pakistan’s insurgency-hit Bajaur district on the Afghan border.
Witnesses say the powerful explosion instantly killed more than 30 people while others died of their wounds in a government-run hospital.  The bomber targeted a crowd of people receiving aid from a distribution facility the World Food Program set up to help families displaced by fighting. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan)

Wali Khan, 8, who was critically injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region, receives treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A nurse attends to a man who was injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region, at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar on December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Men injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region are brought to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar for treatment December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A woman sits next to her brother who was injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region, as they await treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A young man injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region lies next to an X-ray while receiving blood for his injuries, at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man stands next to a relative who was injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwest Bajaur region, as they await treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar December 25, 2010. A burqa-clad suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting for aid in Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, officials said, showing militants' ability to strike despite army offensives. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

 

 
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