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Five killed in bomb attack targeting Pakistan politician

Published on Jan 12, 2014 6:27 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb attack on the convoy of a ruling party politician in northwest Pakistan killed five policemen and wounded four others on Sunday, officials said.

The incident took place in the Martoong area of Swat valley, which the Taleban controlled from 2007-2009, as the convoy of Mr Amir Muqam, an adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed through.

"At least five policemen were killed and four others were wounded," senior police official Abdullah Khan told AFP.

The dead and wounded were travelling in the security car that was leading the convoy, he said, adding that police were investigating the precise circumstances of the blast.

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