An honour guard pays its respects before the casket of police chief Khalil Khan, who was killed by a suicide bomb blast outside a police station earlier in the day, in Balakot, in Pakistan’s northwest frontier province, February 20, 2010. – Reuters
Terrorists attack police stations in Mansehra, Balakot
Sat, 20 Feb, 2010 | Rabi-ul-Awwal 5, 1431 | DawnNews.
In first attack a gunfight broke out when two suicide bombers stormed into a police station in Mansehra, police said.
One of the attackers was shot dead and the other fled, station chief Waheed Khan told AFP.
“We have cordoned the area and are searching for the second attacker,” Khan told AFP.
Ali Raza, another police official, told AFP that bomb disposal staff were defusing the explosives strapped to the dead attacker’s body.
An AFP photographer at the scene saw the body of the attacker lying in the police station and heard gunshots as police rushed to find the second attacker.
In a separate attack in the neighbouring mountain town of Balakot, a suicide bomber killed SHO Khalil Khan and wounded three policemen, local police official Sabir Ullah told AFP.
Courtesy : Dawn/AFP/Reuters.
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