Suicide blast kills senior police official in Pakistan
November 24 2017 10:17 AM
Pakistan
Pakistani security personnel inspect a destroyed vehicle at the site of suicide bomb attack that targeted a senior police officer in Peshawar on Friday.

AFP/Peshawar

A top police official in Pakistan's northwest was killed along with his bodyguard when a suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed into their vehicle on Friday morning, police said.
Five other people were injured in the incident, which occurred in the city of Peshawar as the Additional Inspector General for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Ashraf Noor, and his guard were travelling to work.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Salahuddin Mehsud told AFP that three policemen were among the five injured, and were being treated at hospital.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi "strongly" condemned the murder. 
"Our resolve to eradicate the menace of terrorism cannot be shaken," he said in a statement.
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province near the frontier with Afghanistan, was the scene of the country's deadliest-ever terror attack, a Taliban assault on an army-run school in 2014 that left more than 150 people dead -- most of them children.



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