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    Motorcycle Suicide Attack Hits Major Pakistan Highway, Killing 10
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    Pakistani security officials examine the site of a suicide bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar on January 19, 2016.

    A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed 10 people and injured 42 more after driving a motorcycle into a checkpoint on a major highway in Peshawar. 

    According to Saiful Islam, a senior official in the semi-autonomous tribal government of the region, "an explosives-laden motorcycle" struck the checkpoint on the Torkham-Jalalabad Highway linking Pakistan to Afghanistan.

    Islam said that a local security official, Nawab Shah, who was passing through the area, appeared to be the target of the attack. The highway was forced to close, blocking NATO supply trucks going to Afghanistan