There are conflicting reports about whether it was a car bomb, or a woman in a burqa. “Pakistan: Fresh blast strikes northwestern city,” from AdnKronos International, October 16:
Peshawar, 16 October (AKI) – A bomb blast in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday killed at least eleven people, police officials said. A burqa-clad woman riding pillion passenger aboard a motorbike blew herself up at the gates of a police station which carried out investigations for the CIA, Pakistan’s Geo News reported. But other reports said the blast – the latest in a recent string of attacks across the country – was a car bomb.
The blast came after some 40 people died in a series of coordinated attacks on Thursday which included a bombing near a government complex in Peshawar, commando-style attacks in the eastern city of Lahore and a suicide car bombing in northern city of Kohat.
Friday’s blast in Peshawar reportedly took place in the Swati Pathak area of the city, which is close to the Pakistani army garrison. It is the fourth time in a week that militants have carrried out bombings in the city, which is the capital of North West Frontier Province.
The blast severely damaged the building of the police station and destroyed several vehicles. The injured including many prisoners were rushed to hospital, Geo News reported….