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4 suicide blasts kill 6 in Pakistan


Four suicide bombers struck Pakistan in one day on  Wednesday, killing six people and unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple Taliban blasts this week.

The latest assault happened in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said police, after a bomber rode a motorcycle into a van carrying several judges that was travelling through an upmarket neighbourhood.

“It was a suicide attack,” senior police official Sajjad Khan said.

Khan said the van driver was killed in the attack, which was claimed by the umbrella group Tehreeke Taliban Pakistan (TTP, or Pakistani Taliban).

Five people — including at least four judges, three of them female — were injured, he added.

Earlier in the day two suicide bombers launched an assault on a government compound in the Mohmand tribal region in the northwest, killing five people and wounding seven.

One was shot dead before he could detonate the bomb while the other blew himself up at the gate of the compound, local officials said.

Later, police said, another suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded him during a search operation in the area.

Agence France-Presse