Militants wearing suicide vests and disguised as policemen attacked the office of a senior political official in northwestern ...
Pakistan on Monday, killing at least five people, police and hospital officials said. (Feb. 18)
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SHOTLIST:SOURCE - RESTRICTION/COURTESY: AP Television - AP Clients OnlyLocation - Date: PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Feb. 181. Various of blast site2. Various of injured in the hospitalSTORYLINE Militants wearing suicide vests and disguised as policemen attacked the office of a senior political official in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least five people, police and hospital officials said. The target of Monday's attack in the city of Peshawar was the office of the top political official for the Khyber tribal area, a major militant sanctuary in the country. The militants were disguised in the same type of uniform worn by the tribal policemen who protect the compound. Four militants opened fire on the policemen protecting the compound and managed to get inside, according to a senior tribal policeman. Once inside, three of the attackers detonated their suicide vests. It's unclear what happened to the fourth attacker. According to Shafqat Malik, Assistant Inspector General of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Squad, the attackers got into the compound through the main gate. Malik said there were six people killed in the attack, though the official number of dead remained at five. The bodies of those who were killed in the attack were taken to a local hospital, along with seven others who were wounded, a hospital spokesman said.