Suicide bomber kills Pak policeman


The attack took place near Lillah, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital Islamabad, on a motorway which links several main cities and towns in Pakistan.
"A suicide bomber blew up his car, when he was intercepted near an interchange," inspector general of the national highway and motorway police Waseem Kausar told AFP.

A patrol officer, who intercepted the car to check on its occupants because of prior intelligence information, was killed when the suicide bomber triggered the explosives, Kausar said.

Another man travelling with the suicide bomber tried to run away when the car was stopped but was later arrested by police, he said.
During an initial investigation the arrested man said the two men were on their way from the northwestern city of Peshawar, the capital of restive North West Frontier Province, to Lahore, Kausar said.

A series of attacks blamed on extremists has left nearly 200 dead this month in Pakistan, the frontline state in the US-led battle against global Islamist extremism.
On October 10, militants ambushed the army headquarters in Rawalpindi in an audacious raid claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) movement.

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