Pakistani Taliban on Friday carried out its first major strike to avenge the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. security forces in Pakistan earlier this month.
Two suicide bombers struck a paramilitary force academy in Shabqadar, Charsadda district in Pakistan killing atleast 73 people and wounding over 100. Around twelve vehicles were destroyed in the blasts along with 20 shops.
Police officials informed that one of the suicide bombers, a man in his late teens or early 20s, set off one blast in the middle of the road. This was followed by a second, more powerful blast leaving behind pieces of glass mixed with human flesh and blood.
Earlier, Taliban in Pakistan warned to avenge the death of bin Laden by U.S. commando in a daring raid in his hideout in Abbottabad in northern Pakistan on May 2.
Shabqadar lies on the border with Afghanistan, about 35km (22 miles) north-west of Peshawar, which is near the Taliban stronghold of Mohmand.