Two policemen among three killed in suicide attack on police station in NWFP

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Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): At least three persons, including two policemen, were killed and 23 other wounded on Saturday when suicide bombers rammed a explosive-laden vehicle into a police station in Karak region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Karak District Police Officer (DPO) told Geo news that at least two suicide bombers carried out the attack.

"One blew himself up at the gate of police station, killing a policeman there. Then, another suicide bomber brought his vehicle with explosives into the building and triggered a blast, killing a child and a coach driver," he said.

The blast was so powerful that it damaged both the police station building and the adjacent police headquarters. The blast also damaged a nearby mosque.

"The attacker detonated his pick up van at the gate of the main police station in Karak town," local police chief Sajid Mohmand said.

Eye witnesses described the blast as first of its kind in the history of the town.

Meanwhile, following the blast, security officials have cordoned off the area and launched a massive combing operation. (ANI)

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