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Blast Kills 7 in Northwestern Pakistan


Pakistani police say a bomb has ripped through a crowded market area in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing seven people.

Officials said 31 others were injured Friday by the device that was placed under a vendor's cart.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Elsewhere, Islamic militants killed two Pakistani soldiers and wounded three in an attack on a military post late Thursday in Shakai, a mountain valley in South Waziristan.

Shakai is considered a stronghold of al-Qaida and Taleban militants who fled U.S.-led coalition forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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