16 Jul '12, 2pm

Taliban suicide assault team strikes police station in Bannu: The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed cr...

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed credit for today's suicide assault on a police station in the northwestern district of Bannu. A five-man team of "Fedayeen," or "Martyrdom seekers," attacked the police station this morning in Bannu, a district that borders the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, Ihsanullah Ihsan, the main spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, told The Long War Journal . The Taliban fighters lobbed grenades into the police station before entering and opening fire with assault rifles. Two of the fighters were reported to have been dressed in burqas. Three policemen were killed and three more were wounded, according to Xinhua . Ihsan claimed that "15-20 security personal were killed while scores of them [were] injured ...." Ihsan claimed the attack in an email sent to The Long War Journal , and said that three...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/07/taliban_su...

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