Peshawar, Jan 31(ANI): A senior minister of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Bashir Bilour, has said that militants were "targeting police to pressure and dishearten them".
Bilour however stressed that such attacks would not weaken the government's commitment to combat militancy.
"We will continue our fight against terrorism. We will not be deterred, it will only strengthen our resolve to eliminate terrorists," the Dawn quoted Bilour, as saying.
The statement came after six people, including a senior police official, were killed and 14 people wounded in two bomb blasts in Peshawar on Monday.
Pakistan's northwest and tribal areas have been wracked by violence, mostly targeting security officials, since hundreds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters sought refuge there after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Some 4,000 people have been killed in bomb blasts, suicide and gun attacks since July 2007. (ANI)