Suicide bomber kills 11 people in north-western Pakistan
Published 19/01/2016 | 07:43
A suicide bomber who targeted a police checkpoint in north-western Pakistan has killed 11 people.
Local official Iqbal Khan said another 17 people were wounded in the Tuesday morning blast, which took place on the outskirts of Peshawar on a road leading to neighbouring Afghanistan. The dead include police, civilians and at least one child.
He said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, who struck as a local police chief arrived at the checkpoint.
No-one has claimed the attack.
Peshawar is on the edge of Pakistan's volatile tribal regions, which have long been home to local and foreign Islamic militants.