As terror revisited Pakistan on Friday with a suicide bombing at a Peshawar police station, Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani briefed government and opposition leaders on the deteriorating security situation in the country, possibly also discussing a planned anti-Taliban operation in South Waziristan.
The North-West Frontier Province capital, recovering from Thursday’s bombing in a government housing colony in which a child was killed, was jolted again before Friday prayers when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed car in front of a police station.
At least 13 people were killed in the attack including three policemen, a woman and a child. Eleven people were wounded.
The police station, housing the offices of the Crime Investigation Agency, and located in the high-security cantonment area of Peshawar, was badly damaged in the attack, as was a mosque adjacent to it.
NWFP Information Minister Mian Ifthikar, who visited the site, told reporters that the target was the police station, but more civilians than policemen were killed.