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Bomb kills 8, wounds 21 in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:08 AM EDT, Thu July 26, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The bomb is planted outside a store
  • There has been no claim of responsibility
  • The attack occurs in Pakistan's restive tribal region

(CNN) -- A blast in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed eight and injured at least 21 Thursday, according to a government spokesman.

A roadside bomb detonated in a village market of the volatile Bajaur Agency, said Akbar Khan, a government administrative official. It had been planted outside a store.

A troubled political relationship

Bajaur is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal districts in northwest Pakistan.

There has been no claim of responsibility.

Read more: What's working in Pakistan

Journalist Aamir Iqbal contributed to this report.

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