Deadly Blasts Target Pakistan Security Forces

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  • Injured Pakistani men are carried away from the site of a blast shortly after a car explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday (29/9). A car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing scores of people. AP/Mohammad Sajjad

    Injured Pakistani men are carried away from the site of a blast shortly after a car explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday (29/9). A car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing scores of people. AP/Mohammad Sajjad

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Blasts targeting security forces in Pakistan have killed at least 18 people and wounded over 70, with some policemen among the injured, police and officials said.

    Suicide bombings in the city of Peshawar killed eight people and wounded about 40 in the first incident on Friday. The blast went off near a police station on Sarband Road and police said the target was a security vehicle.

    A separate explosion later killed 10 people and wounded 31 others in the southwestern city of Quetta, officials said.

    City police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema said a vehicle carrying security forces also appeared to have been the target of that attack, which happened outside a college in the centre of the city.

    Peshawar, which is in the northwest of the country, has been hit by  a series of bombings and targeted killings since the start of 2014.

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