Target of Pakistan Blast That Killed 10 Only Scratched
Police commander emerges from attack OK: official
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2013 3:00 AM CDT
Pakistani troops gather next to a damaged vehicle which was used by a paramilitary police commander at the site of a suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, March 29, 2013.    (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

(Newser) – A Pakistan suicide bomber killed at least 10 people near the US consulate in Peshawar today; the attacker was reportedly targeting a police commander who received "only scratches," an official says. Some 28 were wounded in the attack, AFP reports. The bomber detonated his explosives when the commander's convoy stopped at a checkpoint about 1,000 feet from the consulate. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which a police rep said involved 22 pounds of explosives and killed two women, two soldiers, and a police officer, CNN notes. Pakistan's Taliban often attacks police and troops.

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slammer
Mar 29, 2013 9:31 AM CDT
hey savages try try again! i love love love it when you kill eachother! keep up the good work!!
macster
Mar 29, 2013 8:35 AM CDT
I see your point, but America needed and still needs Pakistan's assistance due to its geographical location. I understand that America gives billions to Pakistan but America should require documentation for where the money is being used. Often times, for sure in this situation, the corrupt government takes the most and barely invests any in the infrastructure, security, education, and anything else.
finkster
Mar 29, 2013 7:05 AM CDT
Pakistan will never be America's friend, yet we give it billions of dollars a year instead of using it for our own people.