December 24th, 2011
12:54 AM ET

Taliban claims suicide bombing that killed 6 in Pakistan

The Taliban is claiming responsibility for Saturday's suicide car bombing that struck a military housing area in northwest Pakistan, a spokesman for the group said.

The attack, which authorities say killed six Pakistani soldiers and wounded 12, was "revenge" for the killing of the group's fighters, Ihsanullah Ihsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, told CNN by telephone.

The attack occurred when the explosive-laden car rammed into a house in the city of Bannu, a senior police official told CNN.

The house is used by Pakistani soldiers to rest and relax, said the police chief, Gul Syed Afridi.

About 100 soldiers were at the house at the time of the explosion, he said.

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  1. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HAPPY HOLIDAY EVERYBODY,PEACE ON EARTH PLEASE!

    December 24, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. ¿TTUИFFUЯ ( ½ ELF slayer & ½ BUGBEAR KILLER )

    "The house is used by Pakistani soldiers to rest and relax"
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    so it's like a bath house?

    December 24, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Yup

    Someone capable of writing that is a truly special human being.

    December 24, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bill

    Political correctness aside for a momnent, it sure seems that nearly all the wanton violence in the world is from religious squabbling, and one group seems to be the biggest protagonist...Muslims. They seem to dislike everyone and can't even settle down amongst themselves. Why do the rest of us have such a hard time accepting this sad, scary fact? Profiling, anti-whatever, we need to call it like it is!

    December 24, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I have a red drink stain in my carpeting that *somebody* better claim responsibility for!

    December 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tcr C2

    Thats my responsibility im sorry, i guess im spotting from all those bullet wounds

    December 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |