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Rocket attacks kill two in Peshawar.

Byline: ANI

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.

BBC 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.

"It is an act of terrorism, but we don't know 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 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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