PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber yesterday rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint outside a police station in northwestern Pakistan, wounding six people, police said.
The attack took place at a police station outside the restive town of Bannu bordering the lawless tribal regions where Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants are known to operate.
“Four policemen and two civilians were wounded after a suicide bomber blew up his car at the checkpoint,” senior police official Nisar Ahmad Tanoli said.
The blast damaged the outer wall of the police station and two houses near the checkpoint, he said. Taliban militants immediately claimed responsibility.
“We carried out the suicide attack on the police station... we will not spare them and target them again,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said on phone from an unknown location. AFP