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Pakistan suicide attack kills five: Officials

Published on Nov 7, 2012 1:18 PM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing at least five people including a senior police officer and wounding more than 30, officials said.

The blast ripped through a congested area of the city, which lies close to Pakistan's lawless tribal areas and is frequently hit by bombings, around 9 am (4am GMT, 12pm Singapore time).

Police official Badshah Khan said the bomber, who was on foot, targeted the vehicle of senior investigator Hilal Haider, killing him and a number of his colleagues.

Another officer, Imran Shahid, told AFP there were five dead including three policemen.

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