Suicide attack leaves six dead

A SUICIDE bomber targeting a police van killed six people in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, including the son and nephew of an Afghan official involved in peace negotiations with the Taleban, officials said.

The bomber, who was riding a motorcycle, detonated his explosives as the police patrol drove by in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said city police chief Liaqat Ali Khan.

The two Afghans who were killed – Qazi Mohammad Hilal Waqad and Mohammad Idrees – were working at their country’s consulate in Peshawar, an Afghan official said. However, it did not appear they were the target of the attack, he added.