Suicide bomber killed in failed attack on Pak police station
Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 18:34
Peshawar: A teenage suicide bomber was killed on Friday when his explosives-laden vehicle blew up near a police station in Pakistan's restive northwest, injuring four people, officials said.

Some of the explosives in the pick-up truck went off before the bomber could hit the police station in Bannu city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.

The blast killed the attacker and injured four persons.

A bomb disposal squad later defused 15 drums and four bags filled with explosives that were packed into the truck’s cabin.

Officials said the bomber was aged between 15 and 18 years.

Police also arrested two suspects from the site of the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack though such strikes are usually blamed on the Pakistani Taliban, which has vowed to target police and security personnel to avenge the killing of militants in military operations across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

Last month, 20 people were killed when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police station in Bannu district.


First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, 18:34

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