|Blast kills Pakistan police chief|
A paramilitary commander has been killed, along with three other people, by a suicide attack in northwest Pakistan.
The bomber detonated explosives on Wednesday at a busy market in the city of Peshawar.
Police confirmed that Sifwat Ghayur, the head of the Frontier Constabulary, was the target of the attack. Three of his bodyguards were also killed in the blast.
"[Ghayur] was leaving his office when a suicide bomber blew himself up," Qutrat Ullah Khan, a police official in Peshawar, said.
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the umbrella organisation of armed groups in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the bombing, according to the AFP news agency.
"We killed him, he was our target... all such officers who are active against us will suffer the same fate," Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the group, said. "He was conducting different operations against us ... one of our [suicide bombers] has done this job."