At least 40 dead in Pakistan suicide blast

A bomber attacked a gathering of people receiving aid in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 dead, a hospital official said.

At least 40 dead in Pakistan suicide blast

A suicide bomber attacked a gathering of displaced people waiting to get aid in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them, a hospital official said.

The attack in the Bajaur region on the Afghan border came a day after a big clash between Pakistani Taliban fighters and security forces in the neighbouring Mohmand region that left 11 soldiers and 24 Taliban dead.

"I myself have counted 40 bodies but the death toll could rise as several wounded people are in critical condition," Dosti Rehman, an official at the main government hospital in Bajaur, told Reuters.

A government official in Bajaur, Wisal Ahmed, said the people gathering to get food rations had been forced from their homes by earlier fighting between the security forces and the fighters.

Reuters
 

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