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Bomb kills six police officers

Sat., Aug. 23, 2008, midnight

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide car bombing at a police station in northwestern Pakistan killed at least six officers today – the latest in a string of such attacks claimed by Taliban militants, security officials said.

The car bombing came two days after Taliban militants carried out one of Pakistan’s deadliest-ever terrorist attacks – twin suicide bombings that killed 67 people at the country’s biggest weapons manufacturing complex.

Today’s attack in Swat, where Islamic militants have been battling security forces to pressure the government to enforce Taliban-style laws, killed six and wounded several others, said local police official Mohib Ullahn.

A Taliban spokesman, Muslim Khan, immediately claimed responsibility and vowed more attacks if the government did not halt army operations in the area.


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