Saturday, May 28, 2011

At least 5 killed and 9 wounded in a suicide bombing at a market in Pakistan

Islamabad. .- At least five people were killed and nine wounded in a suicide attack recorded in a market in the Pakistani tribal area of Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan, official sources told Efe. The attack took place in the bazaar of Pasha, located in the district of Malik, the sources said authorities in Bajaur.

In this tribal area bordering Afghanistan have been several military offensives against the Taliban insurgency, especially one of 2009 after which the army claimed to have driven the fundamentalists in the region. The attacks are more common in the villages around Peshawar, the capital of the restive province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), which in Bajaur and other tribal regions.

Since the death of Osama Bin Laden on May 2 at the hands of U.S. elite forces in Abbottabad, a city near Islamabad, there have been several attacks claimed by the Taliban. On day 13, a double suicide attack against an academy of border guards killed about 90 people, mostly recruits, in the district of Charsadda, near Peshawar.

Five days ago, the Pakistan Army was closed by a Taliban assault on a military base in the southern city of Karachi, which lasted about 17 hours and left between 14 and 19 deaths. The last major attack occurred yesterday, when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle he was driving in the northwestern town of Hangu and killed about 35 people.

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