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Roadside bomb kills 1 civilian in NW Pakistan

May 18: Pakistani police officers ride horses in front of  relatives of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, carrying his body during his funeral procession in Peshawar, Pakistan.

May 18: Pakistani police officers ride horses in front of relatives of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, carrying his body during his funeral procession in Peshawar, Pakistan.  (AP2011)

Police say a roadside bomb targeting a police vehicle has killed a passer-by and wounded two police officers in northwest Pakistan.

Senior police official Liaquat Ali Khan said the attack happened on Thursday in a commercial area of Akora Khattak town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He said the dead and injured had been transported to a hospital.

No one claimed responsibility, but Pakistani Taliban often target security forces and civilians in various parts of the country.