Attack on Pakistani Aid Distribution Center Kills 45

At least 45 people died and more than 100 others were wounded following the bombing of a government aid distribution center in the Mohmand area of Pakistan’s tribal region.

A sole suicide bomber, who was reportedly riding a motorcycle, positioned and blew himself up near the office of the assistant political agent located in Mohmand’s administrative center, Yakaghund, the New York Times reports.

Rasul Khan, the political agent, was supervising the distribution of wheelchairs prior to the attack. He said that several children were among those who died.

Mohmand is a heavily forested, mountainous area bordering Afghanistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkwa Province, formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province. The Pakistani army has been fighting Taliban forces in the area with aerial bombardment and ground troops, according to the New York Times.

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