Six Die As Another Suicide Bomber Strikes In Pakistan

By Concise News Correspondent

Medics move an injured member of the security personnel at a hospital in Peshawar on February 15, 2017, after a suicide bombing on a government compound in Mohmand tribal agency in Pakistan’s northwest © AFP Abdul MAJEED

Six people were killed in Pakistan on Wednesday in a series of suicide attacks, police have said.

The latest assault was said to have happened in Peshawar after a bomber rode a motorcycle into a van carrying a judge travelling through an upmarket neighbourhood.

“It was a suicide attack,” senior police official Sajjad Khan told AFP. He further said that five people including the judge were injured. The driver of the van was killed.

The attack came after two suicide bombers launched an attack on a government compound in Pakistan’s restive tribal area earlier Wednesday, killing five people and wounding seven others.

“One attacker came by foot and started firing at forces while the other was on a motorbike and rammed into the main gate of the complex,” Hamidullah Khattak, an administration official in Mohmand tribal district, told AFP.

The one on foot was shot dead while the second blew himself up, he said, but not before they managed to kill three tribal police and two civilians. The military confirmed the toll.

Later, police said, another suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded him during a search operation in the area.

Wednesday’s attacks came two days after a deadly suicide bombing rocked the Punjab provincial capital Lahore, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens more.


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