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Seven Police Killed By Suicide Bomber In Northwestern Pakistan

Pakistani paramilitary soldier stand at the site of a suicide attack on the outskirts of Peshawar on March 14, 2014.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least seven police officers have been killed in a suicide bombing in Pakistan's restive northwest.

The attack, on March 14, happened in the village of Sarband, a suburb of Peshawar, when the bomber approached a van carrying police and detonated his explosives.

Senior police official Najeeb-ur-Rahman said the suicide bomber had approached the police vehicle on foot. Reports said more than two dozen people were wounded.

The attack comes despite a monthlong cease-fire declared by the Pakistani Taliban on March 1 as a goodwill gesture ahead of peace talks with Pakistani government. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Reporting by Radio Mashaal with AFP and DPA