Suicide bomber kills 15 in northwest Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a funeral in northwest Pakistan has now reached 15.

Police officer Sher Hassan Khan says Thursday's blast took place at the funeral of a tribal leader who had formed a militia to oppose Islamist militants in the area.

Khan say that 50 people were also wounded.

The attack took place in Lower Dir, a region close to the Afghan border that has seen much violence between militants and security forces.