Bomb blast kills at least eleven in Pakistan, over twenty wounded
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Officials reported that the bomber set off the explosives at a police checkpoint, and added that two police officers are among the dead.
"At least eleven people have been killed and 26 others wounded," said Sahibzada Anis, the Peshawar district administration chief, to the Agence France-Presse news agency.
According to the man in charge of the checkpoint, Malik Jehangir, he noticed a black car across the barrier and asked security officers to check it. "I saw that there was some argument between the driver and the policeman and suddenly a blast downed me with shrapnel piercing my shoulder," he said, as quoted by Al Jazeera.
The bombing came a day after a suicide bomber struck the Peshawar office of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, killing ten people. That blast caused a large portion of the three-story ISI building to collapse.