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Pakistan Bomber Kills 34

A suicide bomber killed at least 34 people on Monday as the United Nations removed its expatriate staff workers from the northwest region of Pakistan. The second bombing of its kind in a week, the attack showed the strength of al Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan. "The explosion outside a building housing a bank and the four-star Shalimar Hotel showered the area with human flesh, smearing blood on the ground and shattering windows," according to one report. More than 300 people have been killed in similar attacks in Pakistan this month as the country's army tries to remove terrorist fighters from its border region.