Food centres closed after bombing


An injured victim of a suicide bombing in Bajur tribal region is treated at Peshawar, Pakistan (AP)

Food aid distribution centres were closed temporarily in north-west Pakistan following a suicide bombing that killed 45 people outside a World Food Programme depot, an official has said.

Shafiq Khan, an official involved in the WFP food distribution project, said the four relief centres in the Bajur district have been shuttered after the regional government ordered their temporary closure following Saturday’s attack in the main town of Khar.

It was not immediately clear how long the food distribution points would be closed.

The World Food Programme project in Bajur feeds thousands of people who have been displaced since early 2009 by fighting between the Pakistan military and insurgents.

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