Five killed, 25 wounded in suicide blast at police station in northwest Pakistan

March 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): At least five people, including a policeman, were killed and 25 others injured in a suicide bomb blast in Hangu district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday.

According to the Hangu District Police Officer (DPO), the suicide bomber exploded his car with the wall of a police station, which ripped through the police building and damaged adjacent houses as well.

Policemen tried to stop the car but the driver rammed it into the wall, Dunya News quoted the DPO, as saying.

Five people, including a policeman, lost their lives and 25 others were left injured in the incident, he added.

The authorities feared that the death toll could rise as many people were buried under the rubble.

The rescue work has been started and injured have been shifted to a hospital, where some of them are said to be in critical condition.

Militants in Pakistan’s northwest region often target police and other law enforcement agencies as they are engaged in a campaign of violence against security forces in the country.

Over 4,000 people have died in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since 2007, which have been blamed on terror networks linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda terror organisations. (ANI)

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