Suicide blast kills five policemen in Pakistan (Lead)

April 18th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 18 (Xinhua) Five policemen were killed Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, a media report said.
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives laden vehicle into a security check post in Doaba area of Hangu district, the private Express TV channel reported.

The check post was completely destroyed in the attack. Five policemen were killed and several others injured, the report said.

The security forces have cordoned off the area after the attack. The injured were rushed to hospitals.

In a separate incident early Saturday, six people were injured in another blast in Hangu district.

According to officials, 1,395 people have been killed in insurgency related violence in the country between January 2008 and March 2009.

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