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Pakistani police attacked again by Taliban

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Another police station has been hit by a suicide bombing in Pakistan, the latest attack in a wave of strikes since the army began an offensive in the north-west of the country against Taliban militants.

Five police officers were killed, and 11 other people were injured in Tir Bala, a suburb of Peshawar, when the suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a roadside checkpoint. A nearby mosque was also damaged, and a woman and a local imam were among the injured.

Since 2007, when the Taliban and al-Qaeda declared a jihad against the government in Islamabad for supporting the USA’s “war on terror” there have been over 300 similar attacks, claiming over 3,300 lives.