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16 dead in Pakistan suicide bombing

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  • Suicide bombing kills 16 people at police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan
  • Nine police officers, seven civilians dead, police say
  • Bomber rammed a vehicle into police checkpoint
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suicide bombing killed 16 people at a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, police said.

The bomb killed nine police officers and seven civilians, said Riaz Khan, a police official in Pakistan's Charsadda District.

The bomber rammed a vehicle into the police checkpoint, which is just north of Peshawar, Khan said.

The bomb also injured several people, he said.

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