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Suicide bomber attacks Pakistan paramilitary force, 2 killed


Pakistani security officials inspect a damaged security vehicle at the site of suicide bomb attack in Peshawar on July 17, 2017. A suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) in Pakistan's northwest on July 17, killing two and wounding six others, police said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. / AFP PHOTO / ABDUL MAJEED

Peshawar, A suicide bomber today hit a vehicle carrying paramilitary force members, killing two, including a major, and injuring ten others in northwest Pakistan. The suicide attacker with explosive-laden motorcycle hit the Frontier Constabulary (FC) convoy at a traffic signal in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area, police said.

Two Frontier Corps men, including a major, were killed in the attack. Ten others, including passersby, were injured in the blast near Bagh-e-Naran chowk in Hayatabad. Two vehicles that were part of the convoy were completely damaged in the blast.

Security personnel cordoned off the area after the explosion as rescue services shifted the injured to Hayatabad Medical Complex. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. The attack comes a day after the Pakistan army announced it had launched an operation in the Khyber tribal region to rout Islamic State militants.