Pakistan's Police Targeted Again

Friday, October 16, 2009

In another strike aimed directly at Pakistan's police services, at least 11 people have died and 15 have been injured by bombs detonated outside a station in the northwest city of Peshawar.

Three police officers were among those killed by the bombs detonated by a trio of suicide attackers, the BBC reported.

"First I saw a blue flame then a loud explosion. When I got there I saw six bodies lying on the ground. I helped gather up body parts," witness Saadat Changhzi told the AFP news agency.

The Taliban have been blamed for a string of attacks over the past two weeks that in the past 12 days have claimed at least 160 lives, according to the BBC.

Forty people died Thursday in the series of attacks in Lahore and in the northwest.

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