A suicide bomber walked up to a checkpoint and blew himself up near a major Pakistan Air Force base Friday, killing at least six people and wounding another nine, police said. At least seven people were killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack on a military base in Kamra near the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), a private TV reported Friday. The incident took place in the town of Kamra, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Islamabad near the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC). "It was a suicide attack, which killed six people including four civilians and two Pakistan Air Force personnel," district police chief Fakhar Sultan told media. Nine people were also wounded in the attack, he added. The identities of the wounded were not immediately clear. The attacker blew himself up when he was stopped at a security checkpoint on the main road used by both civilians and air force personnel, Sultan said. "We have found a mutilated face, as well as other body parts, including legs and arms of the bomber," he said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but a deluge in attacks blamed on Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked extremists that has left more than 190 people dead this month in the frontline state in the US-led "war on terror".
Nineteen days of bloodshed in Pakistan
A wave of suicide bombings, coordinated grenade, bomb and gun assaults, and drive-by shootings blamed on Islamist extremists has left more than 190 people dead in Pakistan so far this month.
Here is a timeline of attacks in the past 19 days:
October 23: A suicide attack kills six people near a Pakistan air force base in Kamra, about 60 kilometres (38 miles) west of Islamabad.
October 22: Gunmen kill a Pakistani brigadier on leave from a UN peacekeeping mission and his driver in Islamabad.
October 20: Twin suicide blasts tear through Islamabad's International Islamic University, killing five people as well as the bombers.
October 16: A suicide car bomb rips through a police investigation bureau killing 11 people and wounding 13 others in the northwest city of Peshawar.
October 15: Gunmen armed with suicide vests and grenades attack three police buildings in the eastern city of Lahore and bomb a northwest station, killing 39 people. A car bomb at a government residence in Peshawar kills a child.
October 12: A suicide bomber rips through a market as a paramilitary convoy passes in Shangla, a district neighbouring the northwest Swat valley and the target of a recent anti-Taliban offensive. About 45 people, mainly civilians, are killed. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims responsibility.
October 10/11: Ten militants besiege army headquarters in the garrison town Rawalpindi, with 23 people killed and 39 hostages freed. The dead included 11 troops, three hostages and nine attackers. TTP claims responsibility.
October 9: A suicide car bomber kills 52 civilians and wounds more than 100 in a crowded market in northwest city Peshawar. It is the sixth attack in four months in the city, near the tribal belt on the Afghan border where tens of thousands have fled a feared offensive against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
October 5: Five UN World Food Programme workers are killed when a suicide bomber walks into their office in Islamabad and blows himself up, dressed in military uniform. The TTP claims responsibility for the attack.