A suicide bomber blew himself up close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least ten people and injuring more than 20.
Local government official Munir Khan said, the bomber rammed his motorcycle into the roadside checkpoint in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Two government officials said ten police officers were killed in the blast including the line officer whose vehicle was targeted. A spokesperson at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in the city of Peshawar said the hospital had received ten bodies, including that of a child.
The attack took place in an area where security forces are fighting the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups near the border with Afghanistan.