Tuesday 20 March 2018

Suicide bomber kills 11 people in north-western Pakistan

Pakistan flag (Stock photo)
Pakistan flag (Stock photo)

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.

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