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Six Killed In Militant Attack On Pakistan Police Station


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
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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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