Pakistan suicide bombing kills 7

2010-04-19 09:31 BJT


A suicide bomber rammed a truck loaded with explosives into a police station in northwestern PakistaSunday, killing a child and six other civilians.

At least 26 people including six police were also wounded in the attack.It's the second this weekend in the Kohat area.

A local police officer said the truck was loaded with up to 250 kilograms of explosives. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Qari Hussain, a top Pakistani Taliban commander said the suicide blast was revenge for a recent army strike on a militant-run hospital in the South Waziristan tribal area.

Hussain and other Taliban commanders are believed to be hiding in North Waziristan to avoid the army onslaught in the South.

Local residents survey the damages of a police station after a suicide bombing in Kohat, Pakistan on Sunday, April 18, 2010. (AP Photo)
Local residents survey the damages of a police station after
a suicide bombing in Kohat, Pakistan on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
(AP Photo)


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