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Suicide Bomber Kills Senior Pakistani Police Official, Guard

Rescue personnel inspect a vehicle damaged by a suicide bomber that killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work in Peshawar on November 24.

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed a senior regional police official in northwestern Pakistan and one of his guards, police said.

Six other people were injured in the attack in Peshawar on November 24 that killed deputy provincial police chief Ashraf Noor, city police chief Tahir Khan said.

Noor also held the additional rank of inspector-general of police.

Khan said Noor was traveling to his office when the attacker slammed into his vehicle with the motorcycle. He said some of the attacker's remains had been recovered by police.

Peshawar is the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where Pakistani Taliban often target security forces.

Television footage from the scene of the attack showed the burning vehicle as firefighters attempted to extinguish the blaze.

Khan said that Noor died at the scene, and that one of his five guards later died in the hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though authorities have previously accused Islamic State militants and the Pakistani Taliban of carrying out similar attacks in the country.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi "strongly" condemned the attack.

"Our resolve to eradicate the menace of terrorism cannot be shaken," he said.

With reporting by AP, Reuters, AFP, and Dawn