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Saturday 19 April 2014

Suicide bomber kills 10 in attack on Pakistan police

Rescue workers carry away a body of a man from the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar March 29, 2013.
Rescue workers carry away a body of a man from the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar March 29, 2013.

TEN people were killed in Pakistan today when a suicide bomber attacked a paramilitary police convoy.

The assault took place in the northwestern city of Peshawar, about 200 metres from the US consulate but there was no indication the compound was the target.

Abdul Majeed Marwat, a commander for the Frontier Constabulary, said he was the target. Two members of the force and eight civilians were killed and 15 people were wounded, said the security officials.

Pakistan's Taliban have carried out similar attacks on security forces as part of their campaign to topple the US-backed government and impose their brand of Islam.

Peshawar, an ancient trading city and gateway to the Khyber Pass and Afghanistan, has been a focus of militant violence.

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