Pakistan: Scores Killed In Suicide Attack
A suicide bomber has rammed his car into a police station in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killing over a dozen people while a similar number have been injured. This is the second attack on the police station within two days. Earlier a suicide attack has been carried out on a police station in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killing several policemen.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistan’s main Taliban faction have claimed responsibility for a string of recent attacks against government security forces apparently to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden.
“It was a car suicide attack targeting a nearby city police station. He wanted to blow up the city police station but he blew up the car close to the barrier outside the station,” said regional police spokesman Fazal Naeem.