Suicide bomber reportedly kills 3 people in Peshawar

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Suicide bomber reportedly kills 3 people in Peshawar
Peshawar, Pakistan:  A suicide bomber has attacked a vehicle carrying the head of a paramilitary police force in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing him and two others.

Rescue workers frantically tried to extinguish fires that engulfed several cars in the minutes after the attack near a major market in the city of Peshawar.

Sifwat Ghayur, the head of the Frontier Constabulary, was killed in the attack along with his driver and bodyguard, said Abdul Rahman Khan, a local police officer. The explosion also injured seven other people, he said.

It was unclear whether the suicide bomber attacked on foot or was in a vehicle, said Khan.

The attack comes as the northwest, which has been plagued by violence at the hands of the Pakistani Taliban, is trying to get back on its feet after heavy monsoon rains.


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