Pakistani checkpost attacked by suicide bombers

Pakistani checkpost attacked by suicide bombers

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A military check-post in Northwest Pakistan was attacked on February 2, 2012 by suicide bombers. Officials have informed the media that the attack has killed six soldiers and two civilians and has been claimed by Taliban. The incident happened around 240 kilometers south of Peshawar, which is the capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

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The incident was targeted at the joint check-post of the Pakistani army and the Paramilitary force in the Sari Norang area of Lakki Marwat district, which is close to the semi autonomous tribal belt. This area is infested by the Taliban, as well as Al-Qaeda militants. An official said, “The civilian casualties include a child and a woman who were killed when one of the attackers entered their home and blew up his suicide jacket”.

A security official in Peshawar said that security forces killed 12 militants, even though the Taliban said that they had sent only 4 suicide bombers. The militant group iterated that the suicide bombers were sent to avenge the killing of two of their friends in the recent drone strike.

A spokesperson for Tehrik-e-Taliban said that the Pakistani army and security forces provide assistance to the US for drone strikes, due to which they are taking revenge for their cooperation with the US.