Bomb kills 7 police in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide car bomber killed seven police officers in volatile northwestern Pakistan early today, , police said.
The bombing happened at a roadblock where police were checking vehicles traveling from Khyber tribal region into Peshawar, the regional capital not far from the Afghan border.
Police official Safwat Ghayur said several officers were wounded when the car carrying the attacker was motioned to stop. He said it was unclear whether the roadblock was the target.
Al Qaeda and Taliban militants have staged numerous attacks in northwestern Pakistan, with police a favorite target. Many of the militants are believed to be involved in attacks on US troops in Afghanistan. Last Tuesday, gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, killing seven Pakistanis.