Suicide bombing kills eight in north-western Pakistan

At least eight people were killed Monday in a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, police said.

The bomber targeted local court premises in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district during rush hour, local police officer Jahangir Abdul Sattar said.

“Eight people including two policemen were killed in the attack,” local police chief Saeed Wazir told media.

He said 11 people including five policemen were injured.

The suicide bomber was carrying about 8 kilograms of explosives, Wazir said.

Local TV channels showed several vehicles badly damaged in the bombing.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but Taliban often attack civilians and security officials.

Shabqaddar borders the Mohmand tribal region where nine policemen were killed in attacks by militants last month.

In January, Taliban rebels stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and killed at least 21 people.

Pakistan has been battling Taliban militancy for more than a decade.    

Last update: Mon, 07/03/2016 - 10:46
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