A suicide bomber today rammed his explosives—laden truck into a police station in this northwest Pakistani city, killing at least four persons and injuring 31 in the seventh terror attack here in 10 days.
The attacker targeted a police station at Badabher on the outskirts of the provincial capital at 7.45 am, police said.
Hospital officials said four persons were killed and two women, nine children and two paramilitary personnel were among the injured.
Earlier, state-run PTV had reported that five persons were killed in the attack. Hospital officials said the death toll was revised after they learnt that a body they received was that of a man killed in an accident.
A mosque and a house near the police station were reduced to rubble while 10 shops, a college and several cars were badly damaged by the powerful blast.
Footage on television showed the facade of several buildings was devastated by the blast.
“The bomber came in a car from the direction of the Khyber Agency. The bomber struck the wall between the police station and the mosque. The mosque collapsed due to the blast and the police station was damaged. A nearby market was also damaged,” said Shahibzada Anees, the district administration chief.
Police said the bomber’s truck was packed with about 250 kg of explosives.