Four policemen killed, six injured in suicide attack on check post in NWFP

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Peshawar, Apr.28 (ANI): The Taliban continues to target security forces in the restive tribal areas of Pakistan, as four policemen were killed and six wounded in a suicide attack near the Pir Bala police checkpost in the North West Frontier Province's (NWFP) Bannu District on Wednesday.

The attackers rammed their explosive laden vehicle into the police checkpost resulting in the death of four security officials, a senior police official in Peshawar, Liaquat Ali, said.

The injured policemen have been admitted to a local hospital. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of those injured is stated to be critical, hospital sources said.

The explosion was so powerful that is destroyed the check post completely. Several nearby buildings were also damaged in the blast, The News reports.

Last week, militants targeted an Army convoy in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan killing seven soldiers and injuring 25 others.

Six vehicles were destroyed in the attack, which was said to have been carried out by supporters of a powerful Taliban commander Maulvi Saddiq Noor.

Noor belongs to the Hafiz Gul Bahadur group, which had attacked a military convoy in Wecha Bibi area last year and killed 23 soldiers. (ANI)

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