Suicide Car Bombs at US Consulate in Pakistan Kill 3

Four blasts hit in Peshawar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2010 5:46 AM CDT
Updated Apr 5, 2010 6:41 AM CDT
Suicide Car Bombs at US Consulate in Pakistan Kill 3
Map locates Peshawar, Pakistan, where four bombs exploded near the US Consulate

Two suicide car bombs detonated near the US Consulate in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar have killed at least three people. Police said those killed in today's attack include a paramilitary soldier, a private security guard, and a civilian. There have been no reported US casualties. Meanwhile, the death toll from a separate suicide attack today at political party rally in the same region has risen to 41.

Militants exploded a total of four bombs in quick succession today close to the US Consulate in Peshawar. Gunfire was briefly heard close to the heavily guarded and fortified building. Two of the blasts took place around 20 yards from the main entrance to the building. The US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed the consulate was the target of the attack, but gave no more details. It was unclear if the consulate itself was damaged. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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