04 May '12, 12pm

Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 in Pakistan's northwest

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed credit for a suicide attack in Pakistan's contested tribal agency of Bajaur. The attack took place at a place at a checkpoint near a bazaar in Khar, the administrative seat of Bajaur, earlier today. Officials said that 20 people, including a senior police official and two police officers, were killed and 45 more were wounded in the deadly attack. Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan took credit for today's attack. "We carried out the attack today. We are very happy today that we have achieved our target," he told Reuters . Today's suicide attack was preceded by a double bombing in Bajaur just yesterday. The Taliban detonated a roadside bomb that killed two anti-Taliban tribal leaders in Chamarkand, according to The Nation . Three paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers were killed in a second IED attack as they responded to the fi...

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