Bomb hits police checkpoint in Pakistan, 1 killed
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Bomb hits police checkpoint in Pakistan, 1 killed

Police say a bomb has exploded at a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan, killing one officer and wounding two others. Local police officer Zahir Shah says the bomb went off at a barricade outside a mud-brick police post today in the town of Shabqadar, which lies close to the Mohmand tribal region.

world Updated: Nov 15, 2011 09:11 IST
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Police say a bomb has exploded at a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan, killing one officer and wounding two others. Local police officer Zahir Shah says the bomb went off at a barricade outside a mud-brick police post on Saturday in the town of Shabqadar, which lies close to the Mohmand tribal region.

The area is a hotbed for militants fighting the government, and has witnessed many such attacks in recent years.

In May, a pair of suicide bombers targeted recruits as they were leaving the main paramilitary training center of Shabqadar, killing 80 people. The Pakistani branch of the Taliban militant organization claimed responsibility.

First Published: Nov 12, 2011 11:29 IST