Peshawar police
Peshawar police. — File Photo by AP

PESHAWAR: A bomb planted in a manhole killed one policeman and wounded another in the restive city of Peshawar on Monday, police said.

A hidden remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED) went off as the two policemen were patrolling the city's Khazana suburb on foot, senior police official Shafiullah Khan told AFP.

“One policeman was martyred while another was wounded,” he said.

Peshawar has a population of 2.5 million people and has long been on the frontline of violence blamed on an insurgency led by Taliban militants opposed to Islamabad's alliance with the United States.

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