Ten killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

Saturday 13 March 2010 22.39
Ten killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

A suicide bomber targeting security forces in Pakistan's Swat Valley has killed at least ten people, police said.

The assault near a security check post came a day after a suicide attack on the military killed at least 45 people in the city of Lahore.

‘The bomber was in a rickshaw,’ said Qazi Ghulam Farooq, Mingora city police chief.

The attack killed two soldiers, three policemen and five civilians, police said.

‘When I got there, I saw a burning vehicle. At least five people, including some women, who burned to death,’ a witness said.

The blast left two rickshaws twisted and a car burning and windows in nearby buildings were shattered, according to reports.

The blast in Mingora, Swat's main town, was the sixth this week.