Police: Car bomb kills 8 in northwest Pakistan
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Police say a car bomb has exploded near a government office in a northwest Pakistani region near the country's militant-riddled tribal areas, killing at least eight people.
The bombing in the Hangu area is the latest in a wave of attacks in the country since the May 2 U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Thursday. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed other recent strikes, saying they are avenging the al-Qaida leader's death.
Police official Irshad Khan says the bomb went off near the district commissioner's office, but the facility escaped damage.