Two Car Bombs Kill 16 in NWFP

At least 16 people were killed and tens others wounded in two car-bombings that rocked northwestern Pakistan on Saturday.

The suicide bomber sitting at the wheel of an explosives-laden car threw a hand-grenade towards a crowd of people in the city of Peshawar before detonating about 100 kg of explosives packed in the vehicle.

Ten people were killed and 71 wounded in the attack that took place in the carpark of a commercial building close to a military hospital.

The impact of the blast sent vehicle parts flying several feet into the air. Television footage showed the road strewn with blood and dcebris from nearby buildings.

Police said two suspects at the scene were detained.

Hours before the bombing in Peshawar, a suicide bomber crashed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in the northwestern town of Bannu.

Local police said six people were killed while thirty other, mostly police personnel, sustained wounds.

The Taliban is reported to have claimed the Bannu attack.

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