Suicide bomber kills at least 34 at NW Pakistan funeral

By REUTERS
March 9, 2011 11:09

PESHAWAR - A suicide bomber attacked a funeral procession on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people in the latest of a string of Islamist militant attacks aimed at undermining Pakistan's US-backed government.

The funeral was for the relative of a pro-government, ethnic Pashtun tribal elder near the northwestern city of Peshawar, the administrator, Siraj Ahmed, told Reuters.

The attacker mingled with the mourners before setting off his explosives, Ahmed said. "The death toll for now is 34 but it will rise further," he added.


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