Also Tuesday, two men on a motorcycle hurled hand grenades at the main gate of an army recruiting center in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding 10 people, police said.
The injured in the attack in the garrison town of Risalpur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included civilians and security personnel, senior police official Ghulam Mohammed told The Associated Press. The police have launched a manhunt to trace and arrest the attackers, he said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a string of assaults in recent days that illustrate the continued challenge Pakistan faces from militants despite military operations against the Pakistani Taliban and their supporters.
Tuesday’s attack came a day after a car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan‘s northwestern town of Jamrud near the Afghan border, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is located on the edge of Pakistan‘s tribal region, the main sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban in the country. The province has witnessed scores of attacks, most of them blamed on the Taliban.
Ten Taliban fighters armed with rockets and car bombs attacked the military section of an international airport in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday night, killing four people and wounding more than 40 others. Five of the militants were killed during the attack, and the other five died Sunday after an hours-long shootout with security forces.
• Associated Press writer Jamal Khan contributed to this report from Peshawar, Pakistan.
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