3 Die in Pakistan bomb attack

Islamabad, May 10 (EFE).- Three people died and at least 10 were injured Friday in a motorcycle-bomb attack in the North Waziristan tribal area, Pakistani media said.

According to the daily Dawn, the attack took place at a market in the town of Miransha and was perpetrated with an explosive device detonated by remote control.

There was no indication of the target of the attack, though the Express Tribune said the explosion occurred just as a car drove by the motorcycle bomb.

Some of the wounded suffered serious injuries, according to Geo television.

Pakistan has been the scene of a major increase in terrorist attacks in recent weeks, coinciding with the electoral campaign for the general and regional elections being held this Saturday.

Various estimates put the death toll at more than 100 in terrorist attacks, most of them committed by the main Pakistani Taliban group, which has announced its intention to harass the electoral process, considering it against Islam.

The tribal lands of North and South Waziristan are the principal territories of Pakistan's Taliban movement and other fundamentalist organizations that launch attacks on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Those two areas are the preferred targets for U.S. drones attacking insurgent militias that oppose NATO troops in Afghanistan.