Islamabad: Four policemen, including an
officer, were injured when a police van was targeted with a
roadside bomb on the outskirts of Pakistan`s northwest
Peshawar city on Tuesday, officials said.
The bomb planted by the side of Kohat Road was triggered
as the van was passing the area this evening, officials said.
An inspector and three policemen were injured by the
powerful blast, which damaged several other vehicles.
The injured were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital.
Footage on television showed that the police van was
reduced to a mangled heap of metal.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Northwest Pakistan has witnessed a spike in violence
blamed on the Taliban, who had threatened to target security
forces and the government.
A senior police official who played a key role in
operations against the Taliban was recently killed by a
suicide bomber in Peshawar.