Suicide bombing kills eight in Pakistan (Second lead)March 26th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (DPA) At least eight people were killed Thursday when a suicide blast ripped through a restaurant in north-western Pakistan as a feud raged between rival militant groups, a security official said.
Around two dozen people were injured in the attack, which took place in a busy market in Jandola town in a semi-tribal region of North-West Frontier Province.
“The suicide bombing was apparently aimed at the members of a Turkistan group,” said an intelligence official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The group is a militant outfit opposed to Pakistan’s top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud.
The warring sides have carried out several attacks on each other in recent months in Jandola and the neighbouring tribal district of South Waziristan.
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