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Suicide bomber kills 15 at Pakistani tribal council | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan, (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and 30 wounded attending a tribal council in Pakistan’s Orakzai region in the northwest on Friday, said a tribal elder who witnessed the attack.

“We were busy in raising a lashkar (a tribal militia) to evict Taliban from the region when this attack took place,” Qeemat Khan Orakzai, a member of the council told Reuters.

Orakzai has been the most peaceful of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions. Unlike most of the others, Orakzai does not border Afghanistan.