— AP Photo

PESHAWAR: A suicide attack targeting police in northwest Pakistan late Sunday wounded five officers and badly damaged a vehicle, officials said.

The bomber struck a police patrol in Dera Ismail Khan town in the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

“The suicide bomber was on foot. He blew himself up when the police vehicle was patrolling in a street,” senior police official Qazi Jamil ur-Rehman told AFP.

“Five policemen were wounded, condition of one of them was critical,” he said.

This was the second attack in two days in the country's northwest.

A policeman was killed and a local lawmaker was among eight wounded on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck after a rally on the outskirts of Shabqadar town, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of regional capital Peshawar.

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