Bomber targets Pakistan police

A suicide bomber dies in a failed attack on a police van in the city of Peshawar.

    There has been a wave of attacks in recent weeks

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which shattered the windows of the police vehicle and damaged a nearby police post.

     

    Anger inflamed

     

    Pakistani security forces have also inflamed anger among pro-Taliban  tribesmen in the area bordering Afghanistan after carrying out an air strike on a religious school at the end of October that killed about 80 suspected fighters.

     

    Days later, a suicide attacker detonated a bomb among army recruits on a training ground in a nearby northwestern town, killing 42 of them.

     

    It was the bloodiest-ever strike on Pakistani security forces.

     

    A blast in a passenger van in the eastern city of Lahore later on Friday killed one person and wounded seven, police said.

     

    Four of the wounded were in a serious condition.

       

    There have been more than half a dozen bombs in Peshawar in recent weeks, including one that killed six people and wounded more than 30 in a crowded market on October 20.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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