5 Pakistani soldiers killed in a suicide attack
paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least five
Police officer Tahir Khan says the attack Saturday in Bannu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also wounded 18 soldiers.
A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed
responsibility for the attack. He said they targeted the troops to
avenge the killing of a Taliban commander in a recent U.S. drone attack.
The Taliban attacked a paramilitary camp before dawn Friday, killing
one soldier and kidnapping 15 others. They said that attack was also
meant to avenge the dead commander.