Policemen killed in Pakistan attack

Suicide bombing in Khyber, on the border with Afghanistan, leaves up to 10 people dead.

Pakistan troops
Policemen in Pakistan's northwest have come under regular attacks by suspected Taliban fighters [EPA]

Wazirdand is a small town on the edge of the tribal belt which lies outside direct government control and has been branded by US officials as the headquarters of al-Qaeda.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.

On Friday, at least 33 people were killed in bomb attacks targeting a bus of Shia Muslim mourners as well as the hospital where the victims were rushed for treatment in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city.

The Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked fighters have been blamed by officials for the deaths of up to 3,000 people in bomb attacks across the country since July 2007.

Source: News Agencies