Car Bomb in Pakistan Explodes Near Police Station

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At least 12 people are dead in Pakistan after a car bomb exploded near a police station.

Pakistani officers say another 15 people were wounded in the blast.

When guards tried to stop the car, the bomber detonated the explosives.

A nearby mosque was also damaged.

CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck gave his insight on the violent situation in Pakistan, along with Afghanistan, and what the U.S. is doing in response.  Click play for his comments.

The explosion is the latest in a series of militant attacks that have killed more than 150 people in the past two weeks.

It's part of a new offensive against the Pakistan government.

"What they have managed to do is to quite successfully - and that is where their real success lies - terrorize the entire Pakistani population," said Samina Ahmed, Pakistan country director with the International Crisis Group.

Peshawar is the main city in Pakistan's Taliban-riddled northwest frontier province.

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