Bomb attack kills six near Pakistan's Peshawar

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 05, 2011 1:08 AM
Bomb attack kills six near Pakistan's Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb attack near the Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least six people on Sunday, police said.

"The blast took place at a bus stop and it seems the bomb was planted," said Raheem Khan, a police inspector. Ten people were wounded.

Pakistan's Taliban militants, who have close ties to al Qaeda, have carried out a series of attacks to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town on May 2.

They have attacked paramilitary cadets, a U.S. consulate convoy, a naval base and other targets.

The United States reiterated its call on Pakistan to become a more reliable partner in its war on militancy after it was discovered that bin Laden had apparently been living in Pakistan for years.

The Taliban have proven resilient in the face of several army offensives against their strongholds, seemingly carrying out suicide bombings at will.

(Reporting by Faris Ali in Peshawar and Kamran Haider in Islamabad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Robert Birsel)