10 policemen injured in NWFP suicide attack

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Peshawar, Apr.24 (ANI): At least 10 policemen were wounded when a suicide attacker targeted a prison van in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Senior police officials said that the attackers came in an explosives laden car, which they rammed into the prison van as it arrived at a jail in Timergarh town of the Lower Dir District.

The prison vehicle was empty at the time of the attack, The Dawn reports.

"We have found the engine of the car used in the attack and some body parts of the bomber including his sliced head from the site," senior police official Shakeel Ahmad said.

Another senior police official, Qazi Jamil, confirmed the attack, saying: "It was a suicide attack targeting the police van."

Timergarah, which is situated near the Afghan border, was a stronghold of the Taliban 2009 when the Pakistan Army launched a major offensive and established its control over the region.

Extremists have been targeting security forces stationed in the region since they were forcibly flushed out last year, which shows that they still hold ground. (ANI)

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