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Bomb Rips Through Bus Station in Pakistan


People visit the site of a bomb blast at a bus station in Peshawar, Pakistan, February 23, 2012.

People visit the site of a bomb blast at a bus station in Peshawar, Pakistan, February 23, 2012.

Officials say a car bomb has ripped through a bus terminal in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 12 people.

The blast Thursday in Peshawar wounded 30 others and destroyed several vehicles. The city is located near Pakistan's tribal regions, which are a stronghold of Taliban- and al-Qaida-linked militants.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Also Thursday, officials said Pakistani jets bombed militant hideouts in the Orakzai tribal region, southwest of Peshawar, killing at least 15 militants.

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

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