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Female suicide bomber kills six in DI Khan

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Peshawar: A female suicide bomber killed six people — including two policemen in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday.

The attack happened at the entrance of a hospital in Kotlan Saidan village on the outskirts of of Dera Ismail Khan.

District police chief Salim Riaz said police were helping move the bodies of two of their colleagues — who had been shot dead by militants on Saturday — when the suicide bomber struck.

“The female bomber, aged around 28 years, came on foot and blew herself up, killing two policemen and four civilians and wounding 13 others,” he told AFP.

The injured included eight policemen and five civilians.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to local media.