Car bomb destroys police station in Pakistan, 15 hurt

May 25, 2011 04:30


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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Suspected militants drove a car packed with explosives into a police station in the Pakistani town of Peshawar on Wednesday, wounding 15 people, the latest in a wave of attacks since Osama bin laden was killed this month.

The police station, where the office of the criminal investigation department which investigates crime as well as militancy is located, was destroyed in the blast, a Reuters witness said.

Residents said the explosion rattled windows throughout the town. Television showed police and soldiers cordoning off the affected district.

At least 15 people were wounded in the dawn attack, police said. "The car was packed with explosives, it hit the gate of the police station," said senior superintendent of police Ejaz Khan.

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