Friday, March 4, 2011

Eight killed and 30 wounded in an attack against a police station in Pakistan

Islamabad .- At least eight people were killed and thirty wounded in a reported attack against a checkpoint security forces in northwestern Pakistan, told Reuters a police source. Three of the dead were policemen and five civilians, according to the source could not confirm whether the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber.

The attack took place at an entrance road to the northwestern town of Hangu, in the volatile, mountainous Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. In Hangu, where there is a strong sectarian tension due to the presence of Shiites, and other strategic towns of this province who are close to the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan were frequent attacks.

The most affected are usually the security forces, who fought with the insurgents continued fighting in various parts of this troubled region, but attacks have also beaten to places of worship, civil congregations anti-Taliban militias. A study by the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), in 2010 there were a total of 2,113 attacks by insurgents, terrorists or sectarian cutting, which took the lives of 2,913 people and injured 5,824 others.

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