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Pakistani Government Sites Attacked བོད་སྐད།


Suicide bombers in Pakistan hit a government site in Peshawar Friday, in what is believed to be part of a Taliban campaign against an expected army offensive.

The bombings Friday took place outside a police compound, killing at least 13 people, including at least three police officers, two women and one child. No one has claimed responsibility.

Taliban militants are blamed for a string of attacks that have killed more than 150 people in the last two weeks.

Taliban leaders say the campaign is in retaliation for an army offensive that is expected to begin soon against insurgent strongholds in South Waziristan, near the Afghan border.

Reports from Pakistan say the country's top military and political leaders are meeting Friday to discuss the South Waziristan offensive.

The U.N. refugee agency reports that people are fleeing South Waziristan to escape anticipated violence. The agency says more than 100,000 people in the region have been displaced since May.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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