Pakistan: Taliban claim double suicide attack on paramilitary base

Two suicide explosions targeted a paramilitary Frontier Constabulary training center in Charsadda district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province (the former North West Frontier Province) May 13, killing up to 90 recruits as they lined up to be bussed home on leave. Over 140 others sustained critical injuries. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility, calling it response to the killing of Osama bin Laden. “This was the first revenge for Osama’s martyrdom,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said by telephone from an undisclosed location. “Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.” (Pakistan Observer, Pakistan Times, May 13)

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