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Pakistan: Bomb kills police officer in northwest

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a roadside bomb targeting a vehicle carrying police has killed one of them in the country’s northwest.

Police officer Javed Khan says 12 civilians and five police officers were also wounded in Saturday’s attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

A Pakistani girl who fled her village with her family due to fighting between security forces and militants in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, looks on while waiting to have a ride with other children, at a makeshift entertainment park set up in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A Pakistani girl who fled her village with her family due to fighting between security forces and militants in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, looks on while waiting to have a ride with other children, at a makeshift entertainment park set up in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

He says the officers were escorting a prison van, but no prisoner was hurt.

No group has claimed responsibility, but the Pakistani branch of the Taliban often targets police, military troops and other security forces to pressure the government to end support for the United States in its campaign against al-Qaida and other militant groups.

Published Date: Friday, May 11th, 2012 | 11:17 PM

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