Pakistan: Nine people killed in complex attack involving female suicide bomber


At least nine people have been killed and 30 others were injured in Pakistan after a complex attack involving a suicide bomber, believed to be a woman wearing a burqa.

The bomber struck outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting targeting police.

The assault in Dera Ismail Khan, early on Sunday morning, was claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban also known as the Pakistani Taliban.

Police said gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on officers at a checkpoint, killing two.

A bomber then struck at the entrance to the hospital, killing another four officers and three people who were visiting relatives.

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Source: Sky News