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Suspected Taliban attack on Pakistani police station

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An attack on a police station in Pakistan has left at least twelve people dead. Suspected Taliban militants armed with hand grenades and automatic weapons stormed the building. Its believed ten of those killed were policemen.

A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban group has claimed responsibility for the ambush.

The police station is in Kulachi a border town close to the volatile tribal region of South Wazaristan. Reinforcements were sent to take back control of the station.

Sources said at least one of the attackers was a suicide bomber who blew himself up. Its thought they planned to lay siege to the base in a bid to get prisoners released.

Its also reported by the Tehreek-e-Taliban group the raid was in part retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden last month.

Militants have stepped up their attacks many of them on Pakistani security forces following the death of bin Laden.