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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 7 In Pakistan, Including Senior Police Officer

A senior police investigator, at least three other police officers, and two civilians have been killed by a suicide bomber in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

A correspondent for RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal reports that Superintendent of Police Hilal Haider died in the attack, which took place in the busy Qissa Khwani Bazaar.

A police official said the bomber was on foot and targeted Haider's vehicle outside a police station.

At least 27 others were wounded and taken to the hospital.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanulla Ehsan, took responsibility for Peshawar blast in a phone call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.