Bombing kills 30 in northwest Pakistan

Incident occurs near religious seminary in northwestern Orakzai tribal district, leaves scores wounded

Bombing kills 30 in northwest Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and 40 others injured in a bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Friday, local media reported.

The incident occurred near a religious seminary in Kalaya area of Orakzai tribal district, local broadcaster Geo News said, citing security sources.

The injured, some of them in critical condition, were rushed to a local hospital.

Meanwhile, security forces put the security cordon and launched a search operation in the region.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for previous attack on security forces and civilian in the region. 

Orakzai district, one of the Pakistan's seven tribal district, has remained a battleground between the army and the Taliban since 2010, which was cleared by Pakistan army following the launch of a full-scale military operation in 2014.

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