A remote-controlled bomb targeting police killed two people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday, police said, hours after a blast near the home of a prominent provincial minister.
The device exploded near a police van carrying six officers outside the main police station in the town of Bannu, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, district police chief Nisar Ahmed Tanoli said.
Bannu is close to the lawless tribal area along the Afghan border where Taliban and other militants have hideouts.
An earlier blast in the town of Pabbi, just 60 metres (200 feet) from the home of Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, wounded six people.
In a third blast on Tuesday, a bomb disposal officer was killed on the outskirts of Peshawar while defusing a roadside bomb, officials said.
Pakistan is due to hold a general election some time in May but concerns about poll security have grown amid a series of attacks, particularly.
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