Another Suicide Attack Kills 10 in Pakistan

Car bomb strikes police checkpoint in Peshawar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2009 10:43 AM CST
Another Suicide Attack Kills 10 in Pakistan
Shoes, caps and other belongings of victims are seen at the site of a suicide car bombing in Peshawar Saturday.   (AP Photo / Mohammad Sajjad)

(Newser) – A suicide car bomber killed 10 people, including four children, today at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The city has been a main focus of recent attacks, which in the last week alone have killed more than 50 people, including 10 yesterday at the regional offices of Pakistan's top intelligence agency.

"Suddenly, a car exploded with a big bang," said a police official of today's attack. "There was a long queue of the vehicles. One of our officials wanted to search the car when it exploded." Four children and a woman were among the casualties. The government has vowed that the attacks will not dent its resolve to continue a military operation in the region of South Waziristan. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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