Deadly bomb blasts Pakistan town

Bomb explodes near women's hostel shortly after politician passes through.

    A mother nurses her child who received medical treatment following the blast [EPA]

    Dera Ismail Khan, 270km southwest of the capital, Islamabad, is near the border with the South Waziristan ethnic Pashtun tribal region, a sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants on the Afghan border.

    Fighters have launched a wave of suicide and bomb attacks and assassinations following military operations against them in the northwest, including the Swat valley.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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