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Blast kills 8 in Pakistani bus terminal

April 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 4 (UPI) -- A bomb exploded in a bus terminal in the Lower Dir district in northwest Pakistan Monday, killing eight people and injuring others, police said.

"It was a bomb blast," police official Islam Khan said. "We're investigating whether it was a planted device or a suicide attack."

The number of people injured wasn't revealed.

Lower Dir Police Chief Saleem Marwat said the explosion in the town of Jandol also damaged a nearby vehicle showroom, Pakistan's English-language newspaper Dawn reported.

Geo News reported it was the sixth bomb attack in six days days in Pakistan.

The Lower Dir district is near Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt along the country's border with Afghanistan.

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