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Factbox - Security developments in Pakistan, 24 Nov 2008

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Nov 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 1400 GMT on Monday.

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* PESHAWAR - A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Muslim prayer hall in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said. A witness, Shakil Irfan, said three people had been wounded.

SWAT - Pakistani helicopter gunships fired on a vehicle in the Charbagh district of the Swat valley, killing six militants, an army official and police said. Two militants were killed and four wounded in artillery fire elsewhere in the valley. There was no independent verification of the casualties.

MOHMAND - Pakistani forces fired artillery at suspected militant positions in the Mohmand tribal region along the Afghan border, killing two insurgents and wounding three, according to administration officials.

BAJAUR - Pakistani artillery targeted militant bunkers in the Charmang and Loisum districts of the Bajaur region on the Afghan border, killing four militants, security officials said.

(Reporting by Junaid Khan, Izaz Mohmand and Sahibzada Bahuddin; Compiled by Augustine Anthony; Editing by David Fox)

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