MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The attacker rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle on Friday morning in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, after which he detonated a bomb killing senior police official Mohammad Ashraf Noor and his gunman, local media reported.
I strongly condemn the suicide attack in #Hayatabad #Peshawar and express my deepest grief on loss of precious lives. AIG Ashraf Noor and his gunman embraced shahadat. Condolences to all families. Prayers for recovery of injured. pic.twitter.com/sbHchHGFc9— Mushtaq Ghani (@MushtaqGhaniPTI) November 24, 2017
The six officers who were injured in the blast have been reportedly taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Incidents like the recent one are not a rare occurence as Pakistan has long been suffering from regular terrorist attacks due to a number of jihadist groups active in the region.