Three killed in Pakistan car bomb attack

September 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 15 policemen were injured Thursday night when a suicide car bomb hit a police check-post in northwest Pakistan, a media report said.

The attack took place at about 8.30 p.m. when the car packed with explosives hit the check-post in front of a police station in Lakki Marwat, some 180 km from Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Xinhua reported citing local TV channels.

Half of the police station building was destroyed, while at least 18 nearby shops were damaged.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This was the second major attack in Pakistan during the Eid festivities.

On Wednesday morning, a suicide car bomb hit the parking lot of a mosque in Quetta, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20.

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