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Roadside Bomb in Pakistan's Northwest Is 3rd Attack in 3 Days


Pakistani police say a roadside bomb has wounded at least 10 people in the northwest, the third attack in the region in as many days.

Police say the bomb appeared to be attached to a bicycle when it exploded near a military truck Tuesday in the town of Kohat in North West Frontier Province.

At least six paramilitary men were among the wounded. Kohat is a major base for Pakistani troops fighting Taliban militants in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

The bombing was the third in three days. On Monday, three people were killed when a bomb exploded in Bajaur tribal region. On Sunday, a suicide bomber killed 13 people outside a military base in the northwestern town of Mardan.

The new government that took office in March has decided to negotiate with Pakistani Taliban militants in the region. Attacks have continued despite a ceasefire called by their leader, Baitullah Mehsud, thought to have masterminded the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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

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