Area police chief dies in Pakistan suicide attack

February 20, 2010 07:54

PESHAWAR, Pakistan— A team of suicide bombers attacked two police stations in northwestern Pakistan, killing an area police chief and wounding several officers, police said Saturday.

Police official Gul Zareen said the attacks started within minutes of each other in the district of Mansehra, and that local police chief Khalil Khan died when an attacker blew himself up inside the police station.

He said that  a pair of attackers stormed a nearby police station minutes later, triggering a shootout that left one of the attackers dead. The slain attacker was wearing a suicide jacket, he added.

Zareen said that a second attacker fled toward nearby offices, and officers were trying to track him down and capture him.

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