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Suicide bombing in Islamabad kills 2 suspects and policeman

Attack comes two days after a Pakistani military operation killed 25 TTP militants

Rescue workers and police officers gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Islamabad on Dec. 23.    © Reuters

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A powerful car bomb detonated in a residential area in Pakistan's capital on Friday, killing two suspected militants and an officer, police said, raising fears that militants have a presence in one of the country's safest cities.

At least three police officers and seven passersby were wounded in the bombing in Islamabad. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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