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Suicide bombing and Chinese consulate attack in Pakistan leave 27 dead

A suicide bombing in the northwest region of Orakzai in Pakistan on Friday killed at least 25 people. 

A suicide bomber drove into a crowd which had gathered to visit a market and attend a festival before detonating explosives. 

No group has claimed responsibility for this attack.

Abbas Khan, the assistant commissioner of the district, told Reuters that among the 25 killed were three members of the minority Sikh community and two security officials.

The attack follows an attack on the Chinese consulate in the southern city of Karachi. 

This attack was carried out by three attackers and resulted in the deaths of the two police men as well as the attackers. 

The Balochistan Liberation Army, a separatist insurgent group, claimed responsibility for the attack. There is not thought to be any connection to the bombing in Orakzai.