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Suicide bomber kills five in Pakistan: police

world Updated: Feb 09, 2009 08:47 IST

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a police and frontier corps checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, killing five of them, a local police official said.

The official said the attack occurred at Baran Pul, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Local police official Salim Khan said another four people were injured.