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Grenade attack at Nowshera army facility wounds 10

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The image shows law enforcement officials at the site of a blast in northwest Pakistan. — File photo

PESHAWAR: Two men on a motorcycle hurled hand grenades at the main gate of an army recruiting center in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding 10 people, police said.

The injured in the attack in the garrison town of Risalpur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province included civilians and security personnel, said senior police official, Ghulam Mohammed.

Mohammed said the police have launched a manhunt to trace and arrest the attackers.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a string of assaults in recent days that illustrate the continued challenge Pakistan faces from militants despite military operations against the Pakistani Taliban and their supporters.

Tuesday’s attack came a day after a car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan’s northwestern town of Jamrud near the Afghan border, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others.

Earlier on Saturday, ten Taliban fighters armed with rockets and car bombs attacked the military section of an international airport in Peshawar, killing four people and wounding over 40 others.

Five of the militants were killed during the attack and the other five died Sunday after hours-long shootout with security forces.

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