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Suicide Attack Kills 26 in NW Pakistan

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A suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 26 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 53 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.

Article by VOA News