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Suicide Attack Kills Four In Pakistan


Police officials stand beside a mangled auto-rickshaw at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Peshawar, September 23, 2014.

Police say a suicide car bombing apparently targeting a senior police officer in northwest Pakistan has killed at least four people and wounded 13. The officer escaped unhurt.

Faisal Shahzad, a senior police official, said the target of the September 23 attack appeared to be Brigadier Khalid Javed, the second-most senior officer in the Frontier Constabulary force.

A hospital spokesman in Peshawar also confirmed the death toll, saying the hospital received three bodies.

Peshawar is the gateway to the seven semi-autonomous tribal regions where the military has been battling Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

The tribal areas have for years been a hideout for Islamist militants of all stripes, including Al-Qaeda and the homegrown Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as well as foreign fighters such as Uzbeks and Uyghurs.

With reporting by AFP

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