Friday, February 24, 2012

Suicide bombers kills four Pakistan police in Peshawar


The Sheikh Abdullah Azzam faction has claimed the responsibility of Peshawar police station attack that killed four policemen including an SHO Friday morning, Geo News reported. The brigade has avenged the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Badar Mansoor in recent drone attack.

According to head of bomb disposal unit IG Shafqat, the ammunition used in today’s attack and Thursday’s Kohat bus stop blast are similar in nature. Finger prints and body remains of the attackers have also been obtained for DNA tests.

IG Shafqat told that three suicide attacks were conducted on the police station each using 7 kg of high quality explosive material including ball bearings. He told that the earlier bus stand blast and police station attack are connected in nature.

KP Minister of Information Mian Iftikhar told that two attackers resemble each other and could possibly be brothers while they could have affiliation with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

At least four policemen were killed and six others injured in a pre-dawn attack by the armed militants on Kotwali Police Station in interior Peshawar on Friday, police said.

City police Chief Imtiaz Altaf said, three suicide bombers exploded themselves as they were enclosed by the police inside the police station. However militants' precipitate attack with firing and hand grenades and three policemen including a sub inspector were killed. The attack also inflicted heavy damage on the police station building.

Pakistani volunteers carry the body of a policeman following a bomb blast at a police station in Peshawar on February 24, 2012. - photo: A. Majeed

***GRAPHIC CONTENT*** - Pakistani policemen inspect a damaged room and the remains of a suicide bomber following a bomb blast at a police station in Peshawar on February 24, 2012. - A. Majeed

Enhanced by Zemanta


Post a Comment

Search this blog