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At least seven people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a security check-post in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police officials said.

hangu-attack-pakistanAccording to DSP Shaukat Ali Shah, the suicide bomber targeted a security check-post located in Tal area of Hangu manned by both normal and paramilitary personnel.

Shah confirmed seven, including three Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel, were killed. The dead also included four civilians, including two women, while eight others were injured.

Security personnel cordoned off the area and the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Nearby buildings were also reported to be damaged by the high-intensity blast which, eyewitnesses said, had left a crater in the ground.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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