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One cop killed, three injured in checkpoint bomb attack at Peshawar

February 8, 2011 - Peshawar

A policeman was killed and three others wounded in explosions at a security checkpoint in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar.

Although nobody was hurt when the first bomb went through the checkpoint, a second remote-controlled bomb detonated as police rushed to the scene and struck them, the BBC reports.

The police checkpoint had been abandoned following a bomb attack last year.

No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Militants linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have killed hundreds of people in the region in recent years.

Last week, at least nine people were killed in a bomb attack near a police station in Peshawar.


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