Suicide truck bomb blast wounds eight in northwest Pakistan
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||4 December 2012|
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December 04, 2012
Pakistani security officials examine the site of a suicide car bomb attack on a police station outside the town of Bannu on December 4.
A suicide attack targeting a police station in northwestern Pakistan has wounded five policemen and three civilians.
Police officer Muhammad Ismail said police shot the would-be suicide truck bomber on December 4 in the city of Bannu before the suspect could get to his presumed target, a nearby police station.
Ismail said the bomber was killed when the estimated 500 kilograms of explosives carried in the truck detonated.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the bombing in a phone call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.
Bannu is located just outside the North Waziristan tribal region where a mix of Pakistani, Afghan, and Al-Qaeda-linked militant groups are based.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal