ISLAMABAD: The United States Embassy condemned an improvised explosive device (IED) blast and a separate suicide bomb attack in Peshawar on Thursday. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families. These targeted attacks on police forces are a reminder of the courageous risks the Pakistani police take to protect their communities,” said a US embassy statement. “Since the beginning of 2011, more than 500 people are reported to have died in Pakistan from IED attacks,” the statement said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2011.
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