A suicide bomber has blown himself up close to a police checkpoint in north-westPakistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said.

 

The bomber rammed his motorcycle into the roadside checkpoint in the Jamrud area of Pakistan’s volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas, local government official Munir Khan said.

 

“He was riding an explosives-laden motorcycle and hit the checkpoint and the vehicle of the line officer,” Khan said.

 

Officials said the dead included at least five police officers and a journalist.

 

 

 

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