Taliban attacks in Pakistan since bin Laden death

Pakistan’s Taliban have claimed five attacks since US Navy SEALs shot dead Osama bin Laden on May 2, saying they are avenging the al Qaeda leader’s death and vowing bigger reprisals to come.

Here is a list of the attacks since the raid on bin Laden at his hideout in a Pakistani garrison town north of Islamabad:

May 13: Two suicide bombers kill 98 people outside a police cadet training centre in the northwest town of Shabqadar.

May 20: The Taliban use a remote-controlled bomb to attack a US consulate convoy in the northwest city of Peshawar, killing one Pakistani passerby and wounding 11 other people.

May 22-23: Heavily armed Taliban gunmen storm a naval base in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, destroying two US-made surveillance planes and killing 10 personnel in a 17-hour standoff.

May 25: A Taliban suicide attack using a truck bomb flattens a three-storey police station in Peshawar’s military zone, not far from the US consulate, killing nine people.

May 26: A Taliban suicide car bomb outside a district police office in the northwest town of Hangu kills 32 people.

Dawn News

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