ISLAMABAD, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Two policemen were injured after a suicide bomber tried to hit his explosive-packed vehicle with a police station in northwest Pakistan early Tuesday, a police officer said.
The outlawed Tehrike-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the attack in Bannu, a major city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
The injured policemen were shifted to a local hospital.
District Police Officer Fazal Hameed told media at the scene that the attacker was shot dead by police. Police sources said over 200 kg explosives were used in the blast.
It was the second attack on the Mandan Police Station. The station was completely destroyed in a previous attack in 2009 which had killed and injured dozens of policemen.
Pakistani security officials insist that all Pakistani militant groups now operate from the Afghan side of the border after their sanctuaries were dismantled in the tribal regions.