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Suicide bombers kill 4 in attack on Pakistan police station

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Pakistani policemen take position during a militant attack on a police station in Peshawar on Feb. 24, 2012. Four policemen were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in the attack, officials said.

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A police officer stands at a police station after a suicide attack in Peshawar on Feb. 24, 2012.

The Associated Press reports: Taliban suicide bombers armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a large police station in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday, killing four officers and wounding six in an assault meant to avenge the death of a militant commander in a U.S. drone strike.

Peshawar has been a frequent target of militant attacks over the last few years, but most have been bomb blasts, not coordinated assaults in the center of the city such as Friday's attack.

City police chief Imtiaz Altaf said three militants entered the compound after attacking the main gate, then blew themselves up when police returned fire.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan told The Associated Press the attack was carried out by an affiliated group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigade.

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A man who was injured in a blast while allegedly planting a bomb on a roadside, is wheeled into a local hospital in Peshawar on Feb. 24, 2012.