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2 Suicide Bombers Kill Scores in Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say the death toll in an attack by a pair of suicide bombers in a militant-infested area in the country's northwest has risen to 50.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, says Monday's attack also wounded more than 100 people, many of them critically.

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Mohammad Khalid Khan, a local political official, says the militants struck a government compound in Mohmand, one of Pakistan's semiautonomous tribal areas, while a tribal jirga was meeting to discuss forming an anti-Taliban militia.

Khan said the dead and wounded included tribal elders, police and political officials. He said Amjad Ali Khan, the top political official in Mohmand, was not hurt.