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8 die, 8 wounded in Pakistan attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An attack on a police station in Pakistan Saturday left four bombers, three civilians and a police officer dead, witnesses and other sources said.

The News International reported eight other people, including seven police officers were wounded in the attack on the police station in Dera Ismail Khan.

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"Four suicide bombers wearing jackets filled with explosives and carrying hand grenades and automatic rifles entered the compound of the [District Police Officer] offices but were immediately engaged by the cops," Syed Itiaz Shah, deputy inspector general for the district police, told Pakistani newspaper.

He said Pakistani army troops assisted in cordoning off the area and joined police in repelling the attack, which lasted nearly an hour.

One of the attackers was captured alive, the News said.

The attackers' affiliation was not reported.

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