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.