Blast in northwest Pakistan kills five people: police

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Posted: May 26, 2011 9:39 AM
Blast in northwest Pakistan kills five people: police

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed five people Thursday in an attack outside a police station in the northwestern Pakistan town of Hangu, police said.

"Apparently it was a suicide attack," Mohammad Ehsan, a police officer, told Reuters by telephone. "Bodies are lying there. We have five confirmed dead."

Pakistani television said the death toll was as high as eight.

(Reporting by Kamran Haider; Editing by Chris Allbritton)