First woman suicide bomber strikes in Peshawar

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Peshawar, Dec 4: A woman wearing a veil today blew herself up at a checkpost in Peshawar, which is said to be country's first such attack carried out by a female suicide bomber.

"This is the first suicide attack carried out by a woman in Pakistan. She was the single casualty," Provincial police Chief Mohammad Sharif said.

The blast took place in a high-security zone where intelligence services buildings and a Christian convent school is located, Sharif said.

"The suicide bomber was a woman," senior police official Kadir Khan said.

"She came to the army checkpost, she was stopped but she blew herself up. No soldiers were injured in the blast," he added.

Military personnel and police have cordoned off the area.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.


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