Death toll in Pakistan funeral blast rises to 40

September 16, 2011 12:25


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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The death toll from a suicide bombing at a funeral in Pakistan's northwest climbed to 40 on Friday, police said.

No one has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on the funeral of a pro-government tribesman in Lower Dir district near the Afghan border, where Taliban militants have carried out numerous attacks in recent years.

More people succumbed to their wounds overnight, raising the death toll to 40, with 68 wounded, police official Saleem Marwat told Reuters.

"Militants have targeted people who are supporting the government against them, and there is a possibility that those same people are behind this attack."

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