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Suicide bomber targets Pakistan police station

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A suicide bomber has attacked a police station in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, killing at least three officers, officials say.

The bomber reportedly rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the building in the town of Karak, not far from Afghanistan.

Several people have been wounded and taken to hospital. Some are said to be in a critical condition.

A mosque was also damaged in the blast, police official Gul Sadi Khan said.

"The blast destroyed part of a police station and a nearby mosque," he told Reuters.

"Thirteen people have been wounded and we fear more people are trapped under the debris."

No group has yet said it carried out the attack, but North West Frontier Province has suffered numerous bombings by insurgents over the past year.

The area is a stronghold of Pakistan's Taliban, and the mountainous tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border are thought to be a sanctuary both for the Afghan Taliban and for militants linked to al-Qaeda.

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