Bomb kills six in NW Pakistan: police

At least six people were killed and 11 wounded when a bomb exploded in a small town near the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Sunday, police said.

The bomb was planted near a market in Matani, about 20 kilometres south of Peshawar, which lies near Pakistan's lawless tribal region on the Afghan border, senior police officer Kalam Khan said.

"We have reports that six people were killed and 11 wounded," khan told AFP. He said rescue teams had been sent to the area.

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