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Bomb blast claims four lives in Pakistan
Thu Jun 9, 2011 9:7AM
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Pakistani police officers examine the site of a bomb blast in a bus stand in Matani near Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, June 5, 2011.
At least four people, including a woman and a child, have been killed and two others wounded in northwestern Pakistan in a roadside bomb blast, Pakistani officials say.

The bomb went off in Matani Bazaar area, an outskirt of the northwestern city of Peshawar, after it was hit by a passenger vehicle on Thursday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The security forces have cordoned off the area, the report added.

The bomb attack occurred hours after a militant attack on a security checkpoint in South Waziristan Agency.

At least 20 people were killed and more than 12 others were left injured in the attack.

Militant attacks have sharply increased in Pakistan after the US claimed in early May that its forces killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad.

The US operation has severely strained relations between Washington and Islamabad.

The Pakistani parliament recently passed a resolution condemning the US attack in Abbottabad and demanding a review of ties with the United States and other Western countries.

The resolution also called for an independent investigation into the attack, which the parliament called a unilateral action and a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty.

The resolution said the repetition of such attacks could have dire consequences for peace and security in the region and the world.

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