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Pakistan Explosion Kills 11 People


Pakistani officials say an explosion near a Shi'ite mosque in Peshawar has killed at least 11 people.

They say the dead include several police officers, including a senior police official. Authorities say the blast went off when police were clearing the way for a Shi'ite procession through a crowded part of the northwestern city Saturday.

About 30 other people were wounded in the explosion.

On Friday, a suicide bombing outside a luxury hotel in Islamabad killed a security guard and wounded seven people. Authorities believe Islamic militants were behind that attack.

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

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