Pakistan bomb attack kills 8

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 03:10 hrs

Islamabad: At least six people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb tore through a procession of Shia Muslims held to commemorate the holiday of Ashura in Pakistan's northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan.

The powerful bomb appeared to have been planted in a shop on the procession route, police said.

The responsibility for the attack, that came just a day after eight people were killed in another blast in the same Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was claimed by Pakistani Taliban.

The explosion also follows a Taliban suicide bomb attack last week on a procession in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, that killed 23.

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