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Blast Targets Pakistan Politicians' Motorcade

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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a roadside bomb blast targeting a politician's motorcade has killed two people and wounded six others, including the politician.

Authorities say the explosion Sunday hit the convoy of Adnan Wazir who is associated with the secular Awami National Party.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, located along the Afghan border where the Taliban and other militants have hideouts.

Violence has been increasing in the northwest as Pakistan prepares to hold provincial and general elections on May 11.