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Police say bus bomb kills six in Kharian


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Pakistani policemen inspect the wreckage of a passenger bus after a bomb blast near the garrison town of Kharian, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of the capital Islamabad, on May 14, 2011. – AFP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Police say a roadside bomb has hit a passenger bus in eastern Pakistan, killing at least six people and wounding several others.

Police official Rashid Ahmed says the attack happened Saturday near Kharian, a garrison town about 75 miles (125 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Islamabad.

The bus was en route to Kharian from the nearby city of Gujrat.

The attack comes a day after a double suicide bombing in the country's northwest killed 87 people.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack and said it was revenge for the May 2 US raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.

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