Authors: Jeanette Torres
(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- Five people were killed and more than two dozen others were wounded after a remote control bomb exploded near a police troop bus in northern Pakistan Thursday.
A senior police official said the blast in Peshawar claimed the lives of four police personnel and one civilian.
Later that day, two other explosions took place at the same location. According to a police official -- per initial reports -- one woman threw a hand grenade at police, who were busy conducting rescue operations. The grenade did not land on target, but it did cause part of a suicide vest that a young girl was wearing to explode.
The suicide bomber girl is believed to be around 14 or 15 years old, while the woman who threw the grenade was said to be older.
Thursday's incident marks at least the third time that female suicide bombers have attacked targets in the northwest.
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