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Rocket attacks kill two in Peshawar.

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Peshawar, Aug. 11 (ANI): A pre-dawn rocket attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least two persons and left three others injured, police said.

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 quoted a senior police official as saying that around a dozen rockets had landed in the city in the early morning hours, hitting the office of a paramilitary force Noun 1. paramilitary force - a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
paramilitary, paramilitary organisation, paramilitary organization, paramilitary unit

"It is an act of terrorism, but we don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

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 who the attackers are," local police official Nisar Khan said.

He said a headquarters of the paramilitary Frontier Corps was damaged in the attack, but no one was injured.

Peshawar is the main city near the Swat Swat (swät), district of the Malakand division, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Saidu Sharif is the capital. The largely inaccessible region is reached by air and through mountain passes from the south and east.  valley, where an offensive was recently waged against the Taliban.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks, which are rare in Pakistan's cities.

The attack is also being seen as retaliation by the Pakistani Taliban against the government's 'false claims' about their leader Baitullah Mehsud's killing in a US drone strike. (ANI)

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