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Blasts in government compound kill 50 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani officials say the death toll in an attack by a pair of suicide bombers in a militant-infested area in the country's northwest has risen to 50.

The information minister in the province says Monday's attack also wounded more than 100 people, many of them critically.

A local political official says the militants struck a government compound in one of Pakistan's semiautonomous tribal areas, while a tribal jirga was meeting to discuss forming an anti-Taliban militia.

He says the dead and wounded included tribal elders, police and political officials.


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