Three suicide bombers in Pakistan have hit a government site in Peshawar, in what is believed to be part of a Taliban campaign against an expected army offensive.
In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman, Bryan Whitman was quoted as saying U.S. officials are troubled by all the recent attacks. But he said the Pentagon is also impressed with the resolve of the Pakistani government to deal with the threat.
The attackers Friday carried out two separate bombings outside a police compound, killing at least 13 people, including three police officers, two women and one child. No one has claimed responsibility.
Peshawar, the site of the attack, is on the road to the Afghan border and a gateway to Pakistan's tribal regions. Taliban militants, who are active in those areas, are blamed for a string of attacks that have killed more than 150 people in the last two weeks.