Skip to main content

Police: 6 die in suicide attack in northern Pakistan

By Shaan Khan, CNN
updated 2:10 AM EST, Mon December 10, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Three police, an off-duty soldier and two civilians were among the dead, a police official says
  • The men opened fire on a police station before blowing themselves up, he says
  • The bombings heavily damaged the mosque, police station and several shops

(CNN) -- A synchronized attack by a pair of suicide bombers killed six people and injured nine others in northern Pakistan Monday morning, police said.

The attack took place at dawn in the small town of Kaki, south of Bannu city in northwest Pakistan, according to Nisar Ahmed Tanoli, a senior police official.

The assailants opened fire and threw grenades at a police station, before blowing themselves up minutes later, he said. One bomber detonated himself outside the police station and the other at a mosque behind the station where people were offering morning prayers.

Three policemen, an off-duty soldier and two civilians were among the dead, Tanoli said.

The bombings heavily damaged the mosque, police station and several shops.

This attack is the second in two weeks targeting security forces in the region.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 10:26 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
Advocates say the exam includes unnecessarily invasive and irrelevant procedures -- like a so-called "two finger" test.
updated 7:09 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Supplies of food, clothing and fuel are running short in Damascus and people are going hungry as the civil war drags on.
updated 1:01 PM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
Supporters of Richard III want a reconstruction of his head to bring a human aspect to a leader portrayed as a murderous villain.
updated 10:48 AM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Robert Fowler spent 130 days held hostage by the same al Qaeda group that was behind the Algeria massacre. He shares his experience.
updated 12:07 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
As "We are the World" plays, a video shows what looks like a nuclear attack on the U.S. Jim Clancy reports on a bizarre video from North Korea.
The relationship is, once again, cold enough to make Obama's much-trumpeted "reset" in Russian-U.S. relations seem thoroughly off the rails.
Ten years on, what do you think the Iraq war has changed in you, and in your country? Send us your thoughts and experiences.
updated 7:15 AM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Musician Daniela Mercury has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide over a career span of nearly 30 years.
Photojournalist Alison Wright travelled the world to capture its many faces in her latest book, "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit."
updated 7:06 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Europol claims 380 soccer matches, including top level ones, were fixed - as the scandal widens, CNN's Dan Rivers looks at how it's done.
updated 7:37 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
That galaxy far, far away is apparently bigger than first thought. The "Star Wars" franchise will get two spinoff movies, Disney announced.
updated 7:27 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
It's an essential part of any trip, an activity we all take part in. Yet almost none of us are any good at it. Souvenir buying is too often an obligatory slog.
ADVERTISEMENT