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Suicide Attack Kills 32 in Northwest Pakistan


A suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 32 people, the second such attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in as many days.

Police say the bomber detonated a small truck full of explosives near a police station in the town of Hangu in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Thursday's blast wounded at least 56 people and damaged several nearby shops and buildings.

On Wednesday, a suicide car bomber attacked a police building in the provincial capital, Peshawar, killing at least eight people - mostly police officers. The Taliban said the attack avenged the death of Osama bin Laden.

U.S. Special Forces killed the al-Qaida leader during a May 2 raid in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

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

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