| GEO Pakistan|
| Peshawar suicide blast death tally reaches to 4|
| Updated at: 0221 PST, Tuesday, November 10, 2009|
PESHAWAR: Death toll in Peshawar suicide blast has risen to four.
Four people have been killed and five others injured when a suicide bomber exploded himself at police checkpoint on Ring Road here on Monday, police said.
AIG Bomb Disposal Squad Shafaqat Malik said that the suicide bomber in a rickshaw blew himself up when police signalled him to come out from the vehicle at Pattang check-post.
The CCPO Peshawar Laiqat Khan said the bomber was heading to a more crowded area but decided to detonate his explosives when police stopped the rickshaw for checking.
He said that our police are rendering great sacrifices to save citizens.
As many as four persons including policeman Wahidullah Khan son of Shah Afzal resident of Shabqadar, passerby Dilawar, rickshaw driver and another person were killed while five others sustained injuries including a child.
He said that police thwarted a terrorist act and will continue to give more sacrifices for protection of peoplesí lives.
The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.
The district administration have imposed emergency in hospitals.
Police soon after the incident cordoned off the area and started search operation.
It was the second deadly suicide explosion in last 24 hours as yesterday 13 people were killed and 36 others injured in deadly suicide explosion at Matni.
The AIG police said that the suicide bomber has used five to six-kilogram explosive material.
He said that police have beefed up security and police check post have been established at different areas of the NWFP capital.
NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain have strongly condemned the attack and termed it cowardice act of terrorism.
They expressed their deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives. The elements involved in the cowardly acts are already on the run and their cowardice acts depict their frustration. They would be brought to justice, they added.