Taliban commander blows himself up in northwest Pakistan
A Taliban commander blew up himself fearing arrest late Friday night in the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, injuring at least two police personnel, Xinhua reported.
According to local TV reports, police on intelligence report raided the house where Taliban militants were hiding and arrested four of them.
Police tightened security around the Taliban commander Irfan's house but upon seeing security personnel, he blew himself up with a hand grenade.
Arms including suicide jackets, hand grenade and bullets were recovered from the house.
The security situation is deteriorating in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan, and due to a series of suicide attacks and bomb blasts in Peshawar, the provincial police with help of other law enforcement agencies have tightened the security measures.