A Suspected Suicide Bombing In Police Station North West Pakistan

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Police sources said that the vehicle of Peshtakhara Police Station was on routine patrolling when a remote-controlled device planted by unknown persons hit it. The blast judged the vehicle badly. The injured were shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex.Among them are eight civilians, including four school girls, and six policemen," said Khalid Khan, an official at the city's central police control room. "Thirty-four, including 20 policemen, are injured."It was the third suicide attack in less than a week. More than 100 people died and over 400 injured in suicide bombings in eastern city of Lahore and south-western town of Quetta.

It is believed that there might be still some people under the rubble. When the bombing took place more than 40 policemen were inside the building," Khan said.The bomber drove into the rear wall of the station, district police chief Gul Wali Khan said. Several nearby buildings were also damaged by the explosion, which left a large crater in the ground.

The Taliban took the responsibility for both bombings and threatened to carry out more. The bombings ended a brief lull after recent floods devastated large areas in Pakistan, killing 1,700 and affecting more than 17 million.The bombing, in Lucky Marwat district close to country's militancy-plagued tribal region, demolished parts of the police station building and damaged a school van on the adjacent busy street.

The blast was reportedly caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives as thousands of Shi'ite Muslims rallied to mark Quds Day, an international celebration held on the last Friday of Ramadan by some Muslims to show solidarity with the Palestinians and opposition to Israel's control of Jerusalem.


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