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Bombings Strike Peshawar, Senior Police Official Killed


A policeman walks past a vehicle damaged by a suicide bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar January 31, 2011.

A policeman walks past a vehicle damaged by a suicide bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar January 31, 2011.

Authorities say bombings targeting police in northwestern Pakistan have killed at least five people, including a senior police official.

In the first attack, a suicide bomber struck a vehicle on the outskirts of Peshawar carrying Rasheed Khan, the deputy superintendent of police. Khan and three others were killed, while several others were injured.

About three hours later, a police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the area, killing a policeman and injuring three others.

Peshawar, located near Pakistan's tribal area, has been repeatedly attacked by the Taliban.

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