16 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

April 15th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 15 (DPA) At least 16 people, including 10 policemen, were killed and several more injured Wednesday in a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, officials said.
The bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police checkpoint in the Tangi area of the province’s Charsadda district, said Mohammad Yar, the district’s police officer.

“Nine policemen, including two officers, and six civilians died on the spot, while one officer succumbed to his injuries at the hospital” Yar told DPA.

He feared that death toll might increase as some of the around one dozen injured are in critical condition.

“I see here six civilian vehicles, all of them destroyed,” local journalist Sabaz Ali Tareen told DPA over telephone from the scene.

“It’s hard to believe that anyone on board these vehicles would have survived,” he added.

“The road is littered with human blood and flesh and I can still smell gunpowder,” Tareen said.

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