August 23, 2010 / 8:29 AM / 8 years ago

Blast in Pakistan's Kurram region kills 7

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at a meeting of tribal elders in Pakistan’s Kurram region near the Afghan border on Monday, killing seven people, a government official said.

“We have reports that it happened in a jirga. The death toll could be higher,” the official, Naeemullah Jan, told Reuters.

Taliban insurgents have waged a bombing campaign across the northwest region and in the Pakistani heartland, stoking concern about the stability of the U.S. ally.

The Taliban have in recent weeks kept a low profile as millions of people struggle with the country’s worst floods in memory.

Reporting by Javed Hussain; Writing by Kamran Haider; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani

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