Bomber hits Pak police checkpost

10 killed in latest attack



The bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle, packed with 50 kg of explosives, when he was flagged at the checkpoint at Pishtakhara Chowk, the main entry point to Peshawar from the troubled Khyber tribal region.

The powerful blast blew up a number of other vehicles lined up at the checkpost. A large number of people were present at a nearby bus stand and commercial area when the blast occurred at about 4:15 pm.

Hospital officials said 10 people, including two children, two women and two policemen, were killed and over 25 injured. Several of the injured, including women, are in a critical condition, they said.

The bomber came in a car from the direction of Bara, a town in Khyber Agency, and blew himself up when the police were checking his vehicle, district administration chief Shahibzada Anees said.

Emergency declared
The security forces cordoned off the area as ambulances took bodies and the injured to three nearby hospitals. An emergency was declared in hospitals across Peshawar.
Officials of the bomb disposal squad said about 50 kg of explosives were used in the attack. Officials of the bomb disposal squad said about 50 kg of explosives were used in the attack. They said they had found the engine of the car used by the bomber and were hopeful of using it to trace the owner.
Television footage showed smoke billowing into the sky after the blast, which caused widespread panic in the area.
Several cars were reduced to mangled heaps of metal and the police check post and several shops were damaged.
Pieces of cars, bicycles and belongings of people lay strewn all over the site of the blast.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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