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Suicide Attack Targets Police Funeral in Pakistan's Restive Northwest

Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral for a policeman killed earlier in the day has left at least 27 people dead in the country's restive northwest.

Police say scores of others were wounded during the latest attack - which took place late Friday as hundreds of mourners gathered in the town of Mingora in the tourist region of Swat Valley.

The police officer died earlier in the day after a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle near North Waziristan's restive tribal region. At least two other policemen were killed in the explosion.

Pakistani security forces have been battling Taliban-linked militants in the region, but did not say who was behind Friday's two attacks.

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