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.

PTI



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

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