Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has rammed an explosive-laden van into a police station, killing four people. Investigators say at least two police officers and a child are among those killed.
Authorities say about two dozen people were wounded in the Saturday blast in Karak, a town located in North West Frontier province near the Afghan border, about 150 kilometers southeast of Peshawar.
A local police chief and witnesses say the bombing took place near the main gate of the police station.
Officials say the blast also destroyed a nearby mosque.
Pakistan's government-run news agency (Associated Press of Pakistan) says both President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the attack and vowed to continue the fight against terrorism.
Meanwhile, police say unidentified gunmen opened fire on a religious procession Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least one person and wounded several others.
Authorities say the attack took place in the town of Dera Ismail Khan, where worshippers were marking the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
(Reuters, AP, AFP, prev)