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Death Toll in Pakistan Suicide Attack Rises to 45


Pakistani police officers collect evidence at the site of a deadly suicide bombing in Shina Samar Bagh in Lower Dir, Pakistan, September 15, 2011.

Pakistani police officers collect evidence at the site of a deadly suicide bombing in Shina Samar Bagh in Lower Dir, Pakistan, September 15, 2011.

The death toll from a suicide attack on a funeral in northwest Pakistan has risen to 45.

Thursday's bombing targeted members of an anti-Taliban militia as they gathered for funeral prayers in the Lower Dir tribal area. Some 70 people were hospitalized with injuries.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban has stepped up attacks on pro-government tribes.

On Tuesday, gunmen opened fire on a school bus on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, killing four children and the driver.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying the children were from a local tribe that has been fighting insurgents in the region.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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