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5 Pakistani soldiers killed in a suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Police say a suicide car bomber has attacked a
paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least five
soldiers.

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.

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