Blasts in government compound kill 28 in Pakistan

December 6, 2010 13:24

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials said a pair of suicide bombers attacked the compound of the top political official in a militant-infested area in the country's northwest, killing 28 people on Monday.

Mohammad Khalid Khan said the militant attack on the compound in Mohmand, one of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal areas, took place while a tribal jirga was meeting to discuss forming an anti-Taliban militia.Shamsul Islam, another local official, said Monday's blasts also wounded more than 40 people.

Khan said the dead and wounded included tribal elders, police and lower ranking political officials. He says Amjad Ali Khan, the top political official in Mohmand, and his senior staff were not hurt.

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