Police killed in Pakistan blast

Bomb blast destroys vehicle carrying prisoners near the border with Afghanistan.

    The power blast on Thursday threw the police vehicle off of the bridge [Reuters]

    He said the bomb was set off by remote control.

    At least 12 people were taken to hospital for wounds, a doctor at Bannu hospital said.

    It is the latest in a series of recent attacks against security personnel in the volatile area.

    Violence in Pakistan has increased since Pervez Musharraf stepped down as president more than a week ago.

    On Wednesday, Pakistani security forces claimed to have killed more than 40 anti-government fighters, including some foreigners, in the country's northwest tribal region.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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