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Taliban bomb kills nine including minister at Pakistan rally

A boy, injured in a bomb blast waits for treatment at a hospital in Peshawar December 22, 2012.Taliban Islamic militants bombed a political rally in Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar on Saturday, killing nine people including a provincial minister, officials said, the latest in a string of high-profile attacks. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

A boy, injured in a bomb blast waits for treatment at a hospital in Peshawar December 22, 2012.Taliban Islamic militants bombed a political rally in Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar on Saturday, killing nine people including a provincial...more

A boy, injured in a bomb blast waits for treatment at a hospital in Peshawar December 22, 2012.Taliban Islamic militants bombed a political rally in Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar on Saturday, killing nine people including a provincial minister, officials said, the latest in a string of high-profile attacks. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez
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Rescue workers and police officers work at the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a senior minister, in the latest of a string of high-profile militant attacks, officials said. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Rescue workers and police officers work at the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a...more

Rescue workers and police officers work at the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a senior minister, in the latest of a string of high-profile militant attacks, officials said. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Police officers investigate the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a senior minister, in the latest of a string of high-profile militant attacks, officials said. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Police officers investigate the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a senior...more

Police officers investigate the site of a bomb attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar December 22, 2012. The Taliban bombed a political rally in the northern city of Peshawar on Saturday evening, killing nine people including a senior minister, in the latest of a string of high-profile militant attacks, officials said. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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