25 Dec 2009

Bomber kills five at checkpoint

12:11 pm on 25 December 2009

A suicide bomber has killed five people at a checkpoint on a busy road in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan.

There's been a surge in attacks since the army went on the offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan in October.

The dead from the bombing included a policeman. Twenty five people were wounded.

An official says the bomber was apparently been heading towards a market.