Pakistani police say a car bombing in the country's northwest region
killed eight people Saturday, including seven police officers and
soldiers and a passerby.
Authorities say it appears a body was placed inside the car to lure security personnel who were at a nearby checkpoint. Police say the car, which was parked by the roadway, exploded after the troops and officers approached to investigate.
The attack happened in the outskirts of the main city of Peshawar, near the Afghanistan border.
Security forces at the outpost monitor vehicles traveling through the Khyber Pass, a key supply route for NATO forces fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
Many militant attacks have targeted police in the volatile tribal region.
The area is believed to be a safe haven for Taliban and al-Qaida militants.