Officials: Bomb kills 12 in northwest Pakistan

Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani spokesman says a bomb blast at a funeral in northwestern Pakistan has killed 12 people.

The spokesman for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Shaukat Yousufzai, says the bombing in the city of Mardan on Tuesday also wounded 50 people.

A police officer, Tahir Ayub, says a provincial lawmaker was among those wounded. Ayub says authorities are investigating whether the lawmaker was the target.

The lawmaker, Imran Khan Mohmand, ran in Pakistan's May 11 parliament elections as an independent candidate and later supported the party of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.

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