PESHAWAR: Suicide bombers stormed the offices of a top Pakistani official in the northwest yesterday, killing five people in the latest high-profile attack as the country prepares for the general election.
Mutahir Zeb, the government’s representative in the semi-autonomous tribal district of Khyber, was unhurt but his deputy and 11 others were wounded as officials in Peshawar discussed poll preparations.
There was no claim of responsibility.
Police said two attackers opened fire and blew themselves up at the complex, which contains Zeb’s office, police cells to detain suspected militants, and residential quarters. The bombers were carrying up to eight kgs of explosives. AFP