Police say bomb in NW Pakistan hits US vehicle

May 20, 2011 - 12:45 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say a roadside bomb went off near two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. A Pakistani passer-by was killed, and some Americans were slightly wounded.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez says the two vehicles were traveling on University Road in Peshawar on Friday morning when the attack occurred. One of the vehicles was damaged.

Senior police official Shafi Ullah says the dead passer-by was a Pakistani.

No groups claimed responsibility. In the wake of the May 2 U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban have vowed revenge attacks including those targeting Americans in Pakistan.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a roadside bomb has hit a vehicle carrying foreigners in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

A passer-by died and some people in the vehicle were wounded in Friday's attack.

Senior police official Shafi Ullah says the exact nationalities and identities of the people in the vehicle was not immediately clear.

Peshawar has been frequently targeted in attacks by Taliban and al-Qaida militants.