On 26 July 2010 militants staged an attack on a police checkpoint near Peshawar. At least two police officers were killed and another 14 injured when nearly 200 militants stormed the installation. The Pakistani police called in reinforcements to help battle the insurgents. The attack took place in Achni, a small town outside Peshawar, which is frequently targeted by militants hiding in the nearby tribal belt near the Pakistan-Afghan border.
On 26 July 2010 a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a mosque near the home of the provincial minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the town of Pabbi, 15 mi/25 km from Peshawar. The minister was unharmed in the attack; at least six other people were killed and 20 people were injured. The attack took place as people had gathered to mourn the minister’s son, who was gunned down by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) elements two days earlier. Witnesses claim that the bomber was a young boy who struck as he tried unsuccessfully to pass a checkpoint.