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At least 10 people were killed and another nine wounded Monday in an explosion at the home of a tribal leader in a restive area of northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The blast came in a remote village in Khyber tribal district, close to the Afghan border in Tirah Valley, which last year saw fierce fighting between the Pakistani military and Taliban militants.

 

“The initial information suggests that the blast triggered by explosives killed at least 10 people including three children and wounded nine others,” a senior local administration official, Nasir Khan, told AFP.

He said the explosion occurred in the reception area of the home of a local tribal elder.

“We are trying to ascertain exact nature of the blast,” Khan said. Another local administration official confirmed the incident and casualties

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