A suicide car bomber attacked a police station on Saturday in northwest Pakistan, killing three people and wounding about two dozen.

The blast also toppled a mosque next to the police station in Karak in North West Frontier Province, said Ajmal Khan, a government official. Both police and civilians were among the wounded.

The injured were transported to a nearby hospital where some were listed in critical condition.

No one claimed responsibility, but militants have targeted police, security forces and government offices in various parts of Pakistan in recent years to avenge military operations in the country’s tribal regions, which are close to Afghanistan.

The latest attack came a week after teams of suicide bombers attacked two police stations in the northwestern district of Mansehra, killing an area police chief and wounding several officers.

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