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Pakistan Police Station Bombs Kill At Least 33
Two bombs have exploded near a police station in the city of Peshawar, killing at least 33 people and injuring 70.
At least one of the explosions appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, local police said.
It comes just a week after two suicide bombers killed 85 people in an attack on All Saints' Church, just 300 yards from the scene of Sunday's blasts.
The area was crowded with shops and families.
Spokesman for the Lady Reading Hospital Jamil Shah said the dead included six children and two women as well as 70 wounded who have been brought to the hospital from the blast site.
A crowd gathered outside the hospital as relatives tried to find out the fate of their loved ones. Women sobbed as ambulances pulled up with more bodies.
Shopowner Sher Gul said he had made repeated trips to the hospital on his motorbike to bring six people to be treated for their wounds.
The northwestern frontier city is the gateway to the troubled tribal regions, which are overrun by Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants.
Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in recent months, undermining Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's efforts to tame the insurgency by launching peace talks with the Taliban.
The Taliban have repeatedly rejected Pakistan's constitution and have called for the full implementation of Islamic law and for war with India.
Mr Sharif was expected to meet Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly later on Sunday, only hours after Mr Singh described Pakistan as the "epicentre of terrorism in our region".
Last week's church attack by a Taliban faction was the deadliest attack on Christians in Pakistan.