Pakistan: Bomb targeting police van kills seven

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Thu, 08/28/2008 - 22:26

Pakistan: Bomb targeting police van kills seven

Islamabad, Aug 28 PPI: At least six policemen and a civilian were killed after a car bomb targeted a prison bus on Thursday near Bannu in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Police said the device was in a vehicle parked on a bridge and was detonated by
remote control as the prison van approached. There ware no prisoners on the bus at
the time of blast.

A Police officer said: "Six policemen and a civilian have been killed. The prison
bus was on its way to jail to pick up prisoners
for their court hearings.

"Near the bridge on Kurram River, an explosive-laden vehicle was already parked.
When the bus approached the vehicle, the explosives were detonated by a remote
control," he said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.