Six killed in militant attack on Pakistan police station
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||10 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Six killed in militant attack on Pakistan police station, 10 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3ac728.html [accessed 23 May 2013]|
December 10, 2012
By RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
The aftermath of the attack at the police station in Bannu.
At least six people are reported to have been killed in a militant attack on a police station in northwestern Pakistan.
Officials are quoted as saying the dead from the attack on the Kaki station, near Bannu, include three police officers, as well as civilians.
RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal reports that the attack included two suicide bombers and militants throwing hand grenades.
The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, has claimed responsibility.
The area of the attack is close to the North Waziristan tribal area, near the Afghanistan border, which is known as a region used by militants to launch attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
With reporting by AFP and AP