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Eight killed in DI Khan bomb blast

November 24, 2012 - Updated 950 PKT
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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least eight people including three children were killed, while eighteen others including a policeman were injured in a massive bomb blast that went off near a Muharram procession at Bannu Chungi in Dera Ismail Khan here on Saturday morning, Geo News reported.


The bomb disposal squad says 8-10 kilograms of explosives were used in the locally made bomb, while police say the bomb was planted in a garbage dump.


Police further added that a suspicious person was arrested from the site of the blast.


The injured have been shifted to local a hospital and the Police and LEA's have cordoned off the area.


Meanwhile the army has been called in to Dera Ismail Khan to take over security in the city.

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