10 Jul 2010

Twin bomb attacks in Pakistan kill more than 100

8:36 pm on 10 July 2010

The death toll from attacks in a Pakistani border town has climbed to 102 as more bodies were recovered from debris and new deaths were reported in hospitals.

Two bombers struck seconds apart in Yakaghund village in the Mohmand tribal region, devastating government buildings, shops and houses, the BBC reports.

Mohmand is part of Pakistan's tribal regions on the northwestern border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban and al-Qaeda have a strong presence.

A Taliban spokesperson said the group claimed responsibility for the attack. Ikramullah Mohmand said their target was a meeting of local officials and anti-Taliban elders from the Anbar Utmankhel tribe.

One of the bombers was on a motorcycle and it is believed the other was driving a vehicle laden with explosives.