¡¡PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomb attack killed at least three people in the north western Pakistan's city of Peshawar on Monday, the police chief said.
Pakistan's policemen inspect the blast site in northwestern Pakistan's city of Peshawar, Nov. 9, 2009. A suicide bomb attack killed at least three people near a police checkpoint here on Monday. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)
Capital City Police Officer Liaquat Ali said that the suicide bomber travelling in a auto-rickshaw blew himself up when the police signaled him to stop near a police checkpoint on Ring Road of Peshawar, the capital city of North West Frontier Province.
Police sources said that the suspect blew himself up when the policemen attempted to check him, killing the rickshaw driver,a passerby and a constable identified as Wahidullah.
Pakistan's policemen clean up the blast site in northwestern Pakistan's city of Peshawar, Nov. 9, 2009. A suicide bomb attack killed at least three people near a police checkpoint here on Monday. (Xinhua/Saeed Ahmad)
The bomb disposal squad said about six to seven explosives wereused in the attack.
Police have cordoned off the area after the blast. Meantime, the injured have been rushed to nearby hospital.
It is the second suicide blast in Peshawar in two days. At least 15 people were killed and over 20 injured in a suicide attack on anti-Taliban mayor in Peshawar on Sunday.
Peshawar has recently seen a series of deadly suicide attacks blamed on suspected Taliban. Last month at least four bomb blasts in the city killed over 200 people.
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