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Bombers target Pakistani politician for second consecutive day

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A Pakistani plain-clothes policeman examines the wreckage of a police van after a bomb blast in the town of Charsadda on March 31. A bomb blast targeting an Islamic party chief killed at least 10 people and wounded 20 others in the northwestern Pakistani town, police said. The bombing took place in the town of Charsadda, close to the convoy of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party - the second attack against the politician and his supporters in as many days.

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Schoolchildren cry in a classroom near the site of a bomb blast in the town of Charsadda on March 31.

A suicide bomber struck a convoy carrying a prominent hardline Islamist leader in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 12 people in what was the second attack that targeted the politician in as many days, police said.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema Islam party, told local TV after the attack in Charsadda town that he was unharmed but his vehicle was slightly damaged. The attack came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up amid a crowd of Rehman's supporters minutes after he passed by in a vehicle. Continue reading.