Eight killed in suicide attack in Pakistan (Lead)

November 6th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Nov 6 (Xinhua) At least eight people were killed and 45 others injured in a suicide attack in northwest Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal district Thursday, a TV channel reported. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a jirga or tribal elders’ meeting in Salarzai area of the tribal agency, Geo TV said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack by any group.

President Asif Ali Zardari strongly condemned the attack.

The Pakistan army has intensified it operation against militants in Bajaur agency and killed more than 1,500 militants since Aug 6.

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