Pakistan Taliban claim border suicide attack killing 22

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistan Taliban militants have claimed the responsibility for a suicide attack at a check post in northwest Pakistan's Khyber tribal agency bordering Afghanistan that killed 22 policemen, local media reported Saturday.

The Thursday's suicide blast took place at the Khasadar check post in Pak-Afghan border town Torkham in Khyber. A suicide bomber struck a group of tribal police on Thursday when they were making arrangements for fasting, killing 22 and injuring over a dozen others.

On Friday, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) came forward to claim the responsibility for the atrocious attack, saying it was their first revenge for their leader's death and they would make the similar attacks in the future.

The new TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud confirmed Tuesday that chief Baitullah Mehsud had been killed in a U.S. drone attack on Aug. 5 in South Waziristan tribal area.

Thursday's bombing came hours after a suspected U.S. missile attack kited U.S. missile attack killed eight people in South Waziristan.

Reports said more than 2,000 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts and suicide attacks in Pakistan during the past two years.
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