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Blast Kills 8 in Pakistan's NW Tribal Region


Officials say a bomb blast has killed at least eight people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.

Friday's explosion rocked a crowded bazaar in Khyber, home to a major supply route for NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

Authorities say at least 14 people were wounded when the bomb exploded near a shop.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan are a known sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants.

Security in the Khyber region is considered a top priority for Washington, since it is part of NATO's supply route into Afghanistan.

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

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