Bombs kill 1 cop in NW Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Two bomb blasts targeting a police patrol Wednesday killed at least one policeman and wounded 10 others in the restive northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said. The first bomb planted on a roadside exploded when a police petrol vehicle passed in Aslam Dheri, a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of Peshawar. The second blast came some 20 minutes later, as police, rescuers and others were trying to help the casualties. Hospital official Zulfiqar Ali Babakhel said that one dead and 10 wounded—three policemen and seven civilians—were brought to hospital. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But the Pakistani Taliban regularly target military and civilian installations as part of an insurgency, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

AFP

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