Police: Suicide bomber kills 2 in NW Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say two people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a press club in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar.

Police official Shafi Ullah says the dead from Tuesday’s bombing included a policeman and another person who was at the press club’s gate when the explosion occurred. Four other people were injured.

Peshawar has been a frequent target for bomb blasts in Pakistan over the past few months.

The attacks have been part of a surge in violence in the country attributed to militants retaliating for the army’s offensive against the Taliban in the South Waziristan tribal region.

The Peshawar Press Club is a well-known landmark in the city and many journalists congregate there.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a bomb has exploded outside the press club in Pakistan’s main northwest city of Peshawar.

Police official Mohammad Khan says casualties are feared in the blast.

Peshawar has been a frequent target for bomb blasts in Pakistan over the past few months.

The attacks have been part of a surge in violence in the country attributed to militants retaliating for the army’s offensive against the Taliban in the South Waziristan tribal region.

The Peshawar Press Club is a well-known landmark in the city and many journalists congregate there.

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