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Six killed in multiple bomb blasts in Pakistan

Iran Press TV

Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:4PM

Multiple bombings in a time span of three days have rocked Pakistan, with the latest attacks claiming the lives of six people in the northwest.

On Wednesday, an assailant riding a motorbike attacked a van transporting a judge in the city of Peshawar.

Senior police official Sajjad Khan said the driver of the van was killed and five people, including the judge, were injured.

The Peshawar bombing came hours after two attackers hit a government compound in the tribal area of Mohmand near the Afghan border. Hamidullah Khattak, a local administration official, said three policemen and two passers-by died in the attack.

"One attacker came by foot and started firing at forces while the other was on a motorbike and rammed into the main gate of the complex," media outlets quoted Khattak as saying.

On Monday, a deadly bombing rocked Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, killing over a dozen people.

The Pakistani Taliban faction Jumaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attacks in Lahore and Mohmand.

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat over terror attacks

In reaction to the recent deadly blasts, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Afghan Deputy Head of Mission Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi in protest.

Tasnim Aslam, a Pakistani career diplomat who earlier served as a foreign ministry spokesperson, raised the "grave concern [Pakistan has] about the continuing terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil by the terrorist outfit Jumaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) [operating] from its sanctuaries inside Afghanistan," a statement by the foreign ministry said.

Afghanistan and Pakistan blame each other for the Taliban violence plaguing both countries.

The two neighbors have accused each other of allowing militants to shelter in the border regions and launch bloody attacks that threaten regional stability.

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