Blast outside Pakistan police station kills sevenBy IANS
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
ISLAMABAD - At least seven people were killed and several injured in a suicide blast targeting a police station in Bannu district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Wednesday evening, a media report said.
“The suicide bomber hit the outer wall of Marian police station with an explosives-laden vehicle”, Samaa TV channel reported quoting security officials.
“A nearby mosque was severely damaged and several people are still under the rubble,” security officials said, adding that the death toll could rise.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, two back-to-back blasts in Panchgai area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killed two women.
“The blast targeted a van of a private school, killing two female teachers while five people, including three children were injured,” the TV report said.
Peshawar capital city police officer (CCPO) Liaqat Ali said the injured were shifted to hospital while investigation into the blasts has begun.
The restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the northwestern tribal region have become a battleground for security officials against Taliban and Al Qaeda militants.