Today the Pakistan Taliban struck at a paramilitary academy, killing 69 people, including young recruits.
“The death toll is now 69, it was a suicide bombing,” said Nisar Sarwat, the police chief in the town of Charsadda, where the attack at the gates at the Frontier Constabulary took place.
Of the dead, 65 of them were paramilitary recruits on their way out of the academy on leave.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack, calling it the first revenge for the death of bin Laden and threatened bigger attacks to come.
“This was the first revenge for Osama’s martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.
Militants have killed numerous members of the security forces in attacks in the north-west over the past few years.
Keep in mind that the Pakistan Taliban and Al Qaeda had been working in tandem to topple the Pakistan government. More than 35,000 Pakistanis who are mostly Muslim have been killed by these Muslims.