Pakistani police say a suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and
wounded more than 50 others in the northwestern Swat Valley. This is
the third deadly attack in Pakistan this week.
Police say Saturday's attacker was in a rickshaw when he blew himself
up at a security checkpoint in the town of Saidu Sharif. Officials say
two soldiers and at least two policemen were among the dead.
On Friday, back-to-back suicide attacks killed at least 55 people in
the eastern city of Lahore. Witnesses say the blasts targeted a convoy
of military vehicles. At least 10 of the dead were soldiers.
Five smaller explosions were reported in Lahore following the attack, causing panic but no deaths.
On Monday, another suicide bombing in Lahore killed 13 people and wounded more than 80 others.
Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the violence.
A spokesman for the group is reported as saying that more attacks will
be carried out unless Pakistan's army stops operations against Taliban
fighters in the country's tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.
The military action triggered a wave of deadly suicide and other
attacks late last year, killing hundreds of people across the country.
But the violence had significantly declined since the beginning of the