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MULTAN, Pakistan – Police in northern Pakistan say a Pakistani and a Dutch man are the latest victims of an apparent suicide attack from the Afghan border.
Police said it was not immediately clear if the two men were connected to the attack that wounded 12 people on Thursday. The local health ministry said one of the victims had died at hospital.
The attack in the city of Multan was followed by a string of shootings and explosions in the lawless frontier region of Pakistan.
The area is a major launch point for militants who take refuge in a network of militant-packed villages and have carried out some of the deadliest attacks in South Asia during the last five years.
The city of Multan, the birthplace of the nation, lies within a few miles of the border crossing with Afghanistan, where the Taliban ruled until they were driven out of power by U.S.-backed forces in 2001.
It is an area where militants have seized large expanses of land and the city itself has been rocked by repeated attacks with car bombs and suicide bombings.