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Blasts rock north-west Pakistan

At least 16 people have been killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in north-western Pakistan.

Ten people are reported to have been killed and scores injured in a bombing in the city of Peshawar.

Earlier, a suicide car bomb in the town of Bannu killed at least six people, police said.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool, in Islamabad, says the attacks show the Taliban appear to be reasserting themselves after a series of setbacks.

In Peshawar, police said the bomb had exploded in the car park of a bank in a commercial area. Witnesses said the blast was heard across the city.

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Originally posted on BBC News

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  1. September 26, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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