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Suicide attack in a mosque kills police officer

A suicide blast at a historic mosque in northwest Pakistan killed a police officer on Tuesday, police said.

Additional SHO Adnan Afridi was killed in the blast at Ali Masjid (mosque) in the tribal Jamrud tehsil bordering Peshawar.

Talking to the Pakistan based publication, Peshawas Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ashfaq Anwar identified Additional Station House Officer (SHO) Adnan Afridi as the officer killed.

Anwar revealed that Afridi was part of police party that was chasing the alleged suicide bomber and said that the officer was ‘martyred’ in the blast.

“One of the associates of the suicide bomber has been arrested,” police said.

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