Pakistan suicide attack kills six
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Pakistani police station in the northwest of the country yesterday, killing six people, including two children, officials said.
The attack occurred in the town of Bannu, which lies close to Pakistan's lawless tribal belt on the Afghan border, an area which Washington has branded al-Qaeda's global headquarters and the most dangerous region on Earth.
"It was a suicide attack. The bomber came on foot and detonated himself near a police van close to a police station," said Bannu police chief Iftikhar Khan.
"The death toll is now six. They include two boys aged seven and nine, one police official and three pedestrians. Nineteen people were injured," Khan told AFP.