Taliban gunmen attack Pakistan police station, four dead

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Posted: Jul 16, 2012 5:29 AM
Taliban gunmen attack Pakistan police station, four dead

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four gunmen were killed, including two after detonating suicide vests, during a militant raid on a police station in the northwest Pakistan town of Bannu on Monday, police said.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan militant group have claimed responsibility for the attack.

A fifth attacker was arrested by police following the assault, which began at around 9:45 a.m. and lasted for around three hours, police said.

The assault is the latest in a string of attacks by militants on buildings and locations used by security forces in the country.

(Reporting by Saud Mehsud, Jibran Ahmad and Adil Khan Writing by Rebecca Conway; Editing by Ed Lane)