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Car bomb kills five in NW Pakistan

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  • Car bomb in Bazikhel, northwestern Pakistan Tuesday, kills 5, injures 16
  • Bomb targeted home of Bazikhel's mayor, Fahim Ur Rehman
  • Mayor says bombing was work of Lashkar e Islam commander Mangal Bagh
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN -- A car bomb blew up in a city in northwestern Pakistan Tuesday, killing 5 people and injuring 16 others, police said.

The blast took place at around 4 p.m. local time in the Bazikhel area of Peshawar; it targeted the home of the mayor of Bazikhel, Fahim Ur Rehman.

The car was a small Suzuki parked in front of his home. The dead and injured were all civilian supporters of Rehman

Rehman said he believed the attack was carried out by Mangal Bagh, a militant commander in the Khyber Agency who leads the militant group Lashkar e Islam, a group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban.

Journalist Janullah Hashimzada contributed to this report.

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