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Bombings kill 33 in Pakistani tribal region

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Two bombs have killed 33 people in tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan.

Officials say the first was a car bomb that hit a crowded bazaar in the Khyber region near the Afghan border. It killed 26 people and wounded over 50 others.

Hundreds of people were in the bazaar when the car blew up. TV footage showed the charred skeleton of the car and local residents rushing to help take the victims to hospitals.

Later in a nearby district, police say a bomb hidden in a handcart killed seven people, among them police officers.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts, but suspicion fell on Pakistani Taliban insurgents who often target security forces and public places with bombings and shooting attacks.

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