The site of the blast, with blood stains on the ground
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Pakistan bomb kills 20

The Taliban say they carried out a suicide bombing which killed 20 people at a police checkpoint in north western Pakistan.

Five of the dead were members of the tribal police, one of whom was given an award last year for fighting the militants.

There are reports that the bomber was a teenager aged between 14 and 16.

From the Pakistani capital Islamabad, Orla Guerin reports.

  • 04 May 2012
  • From the section Asia
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