Pakistan: teenage homicide bomber kills 34 people at funeral

“A suicide bombing killed at least 34 people and injured more than 40 at a funeral held by an anti-Taliban tribal militia Wednesday in northwest Pakistan, prompting militia leaders to angrily rebuke the government for failing to provide enough support for their battle against insurgents.

A teenage boy appeared at the funeral and was thought to be a mourner, witnesses and local police said. But just as prayers began, the boy moved into the crowd and detonated explosives hidden under his shawl.

Members of the militia, known as a lashkar, complained that local officials had not provided security for the funeral. Witnesses said armed militiamen ringed the mourners, but the boy was able to get through undetected.”

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