29 Mar '13, 4pm

Taliban suicide bomber kills 12 in Peshawar

The Taliban claimed credit for today's suicide attack in Peshawar the killed at least 12 people, including three Frontier Corps troops. The target of the attack was the Commandant of the Frontier Corps. From Dawn : The bomber blew himself up near a military checkpost, barely 500 yards from the US consulate, on Peshawar's Fakhr-i-Alam Road, which connects the city's Mall Road and Cantonment Road. The Corps headquarters is also located half a kilometre away from the site of the attack, for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. The bomber intended to target FC Commandant Abdul Majeed Marwat, security officials said. The senior paramilitary official, however, managed to escape the attack relatively unhurt. Police Superintendent Mohammad Faisal said eight to 10 kilograms of explosive were used in the blast, he added. A report at Geo News claimed the suicide bomber...

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