Taliban suicide car bomber wounds 6 in attack on Bannu police station

Taliban immediately claim responsibility for attack.


Afp December 04, 2012

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber on Tuesday rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint outside a police station in Bannu, wounding six people, police said.

"Four policemen and two civilians were wounded after a suicide bomber blew up his car at the checkpoint," senior police official Nisar Ahmad Tanoli told AFP.

The blast damaged the outer wall of the police station and two houses near the checkpoint, he said.

Taliban militants immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

"We carried out the suicide attack on the police station... we will not spare them and target them again," Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP on phone from an unknown location.

"We will continue to target police and security forces because they are killing our mujahideen (fighters)," he added.

COMMENTS (6)

Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

Our intelligence agencies fail every day in this country, yet there is no one who can ask them what they do with all the public funds.

US Centcom | 8 years ago | Reply

We wish a quick and speedy recovery to those who have been injured in this act of terror. This is not the first time these terrorists have targeted the authorities. It is clear that they wish to gain control through intimidation and fear. But they have been unable to stop our forces from continuing our mission. Our nations are committed to restoring peace in the region. And the proof rests in the fact that we have lost thousands of brave soldiers in fighting terrorism. We reiterate what Marc Grossman, U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said not long ago: “What draws our countries together in this multi-faceted relationship is the fact that we are both victims of terrorism”. We fully support Pakistan in its fight against terror, and hope to work together to negate the threat that’s preventing us from stabilizing the region.

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