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Several Wounded in Bomb Attacks in Northwest Pakistan


Several people were wounded in northwest Pakistan Thursday, after roadside bombs exploded in attacks against security forces.

In the first incident, a bomb struck a police van taking people to jail in the district of Dir in North West Frontier Province. At least three officers and two prisoners were hurt.

Elsewhere, police officials say two roadside bombs exploded near a military convoy in North Waziristan, wounding one soldier.

Pro-Taleban militants in North Waziristan have pulled out of a peace deal with the Pakistani government designed to drive out foreign extremists. A U.S. intelligence report issued last week said al-Qaida terrorists have been given safe haven in the remote tribal region along the Afghan border.

Militants have increased attacks in Pakistan over the last two weeks, killing around 200 people in a series of suicide bombings since the government raided a radical Islamic mosque in Islamabad.

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