Yet another suicide bombing in the North-West Frontier Province capital Peshawar killed three people and left five wounded.

The bombing came a day after at least 13 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide attack at a cattle market near the city.

Peshawar has borne the brunt of the current wave of terror attacks across the country. Last month, a massive bombing in a market in the city left more than a 100 dead and more than 200 wounded.

In the latest attack, the suicide bomber was a passenger in an auto-rickshaw and detonated himself when the vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint on the city’s Ring Road.

The blast killed the rickshaw driver, a policeman at the checkpoint and a passer-by.

In the capital city, the police said they foiled an attack on Sunday night by shooting down a man they said was a suicide bomber.

According to the police, the man was in a car with two others and when it approached a checkpoint on the arterial Margalla Road, he got off the vehicle, and with a cry of Allah-u-Akbar, started running towards the checkpoint.

A sharpshooter deployed at the checkpoint shot him in the head. The police said the man was wearing an explosives-packed jacket, and they shot him before he could detonate it. The explosives were defused later by a bomb disposal squad.

A hunt is on for the two other men, who drove off in the vehicle.

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