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Bomb planted in tricycle kills 8 in Pakistan

- Associated Press - Thursday, August 25, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb planted in a child's tricycle exploded outside a shop in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least eight people and damaging several stores and hotels, police said.

The attack occurred in the main bazaar in the town of Risalpur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Mohammad Hussain, police chief for surrounding Nowshera district. Shoppers were buying goods for an upcoming Muslim holiday when the bomb went off. At least nine people were wounded, Chief Hussain said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban has carried out many bombings throughout the northwest.

Also Thursday, unknown gunmen opened fire on police at the gate of a hospital in the northwest town of Dera Ismail Khan, killing one policeman on duty, said Mohammad Nawaz, the local police chief.

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