Militants kill 4 policemen in Pak attack

Peshawar police chief Liaqat Ali Khan said the militants wanted to enter the city to carry out an attack but detonated the explosives in their car when they were stopped at the check post.

“When the car was stopped and the attackers saw they could not enter the city, they blew themselves up,” Khan told reporters.

Four policemen were killed by the blast, which destroyed the check post, he said. Other officials said 10 people, including seven policemen and two children, were injured.
Nearby buildings were damaged by the blast, which created a large crater. Security forces cordoned off the site as rescue workers rushed bodies and the injured to hospital.
Police chief Khan said the attack was carried out in retaliation for anti-militancy operations underway in the tribal areas, especially the restive Orakzai Agency. “This is a repercussion of the operations being conducted in Orakzai Agency. The fleeing militants hide (among the population) and then strike,” he said.

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