Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Four policemen killed in suicide attack in Pakistan

Islamabad .- At least four policemen were killed and 26 others injured today in a suicide bombing attack in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, said a police source told Efe. The attack occurred in front of the police Criminal Investigation Department in Peshawar, the capital of the restive province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, connected to Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass.

The four dead were police officers, the source said he did not specify how many of the wounded are civilians or what type of attack was suicide. Pakistani television channels reported that a suicide bomber rammed his car into the police station. The injured have been transferred to major hospitals of Peshawar.

Since the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of U.S. elite forces on 2 May in Pakistani territory, the Taliban, who vowed to avenge the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, has claimed several major attacks. On day 13, a double suicide attack against an academy of border guards killed about 90 people, mostly recruits, in the district of Charsadda, near Peshawar.

Two days ago, the Pakistan Army was closed by a Taliban assault on a military base in the southern city of Karachi, which lasted about 17 hours and caused between 14 and 19 deaths, according to various sources.

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