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Roadside bomb kills 17 in northwest Pakistan

By Saima Mohsin, CNN
July 1, 2013 -- Updated 0049 GMT (0849 HKT)
Security personnel and bystanders are pictured at the site of a bomb attack in Bedhber, Pakistan, on Sunday.
Security personnel and bystanders are pictured at the site of a bomb attack in Bedhber, Pakistan, on Sunday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: 42 others are injured
  • The remote-controlled bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A roadside bomb killed 17 people in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said.

The remote-controlled bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy patrolling in Bedhber, near Peshawar.

Forty-two others were injured, police official Javed Khan Marwat said.

At least 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of explosives were packed into a vehicle and detonated as the Frontier Corps convoy passed by, the official said.

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