Suicide Attack Occurs Four Lives in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Three suicide bombers armed with guns and grenades attacked a police station on Friday, killing four and wounding several in the Pakistani city ofPeshawar.

Talking to AP news agency the city police officers Imtiaz Altaf confirmed that three militants entered the police station after attacking the main gate with hand grenades and when police returned the fire they blew themselves up which resulted in the death of four of our officers death.

CPO also confirmed that six others police men were injured.

The three attackers first opened fire with Kalashnikovs, then used hand grenades to blow their way into the building before detonating their suicide vests, senior police official Yameen Khan told AFP.

He said the station was targeted because it housed a large number of officers in downtownPeshawar, which runs intoPakistan’s lawless tribal belt, a hotbed of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants targeted byUSdrone strikes.

Officials said 15 to 18 kilograms (33 to 42 pounds) of high quality explosives were stuffed into the suicide vests, along with steel plates and ball bearings.

Shafqat Malik, chief of the bomb disposal squad inPeshawar, said that the suicide bombers were aged between 18 and 22.

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