Suicide bomber attacks US diplomats in Pakistan

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A suicide bomber has attacked a US diplomatic vehicle in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, killing at least five people and wounding 19 others.

The attacker loaded a car with more than one hundred kilograms of explosives before ramming the armoured SUV.

The vehicle was carrying two American diplomats and two Pakistani nationals, who are employed by the US consulate.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for this attack, the area is seen as a haven for Taliban and al-Qaida militants in the country.

The US has launched a series of drone attacks on their hideouts in recent months.

The two Pakistani nationals and other bystanders injured in the blast are now being treated in hospital.

The two American diplomats were whisked from the scene shortly after the explosion, according to police.