Swat Taliban claims responsibility for Timergara suicide bombing, target killings

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Peshawar, Apr 26(ANI): The Swat Taliban has claimed responsibility for Saturday's suicide bombing in Timergara, and the recent killings of five anti-Taliban activists in different parts of the region.

Ten cops were injured in the suicide attack on April 24, when an explosives-laden car rammed into the police vehicle transporting Swat Police personnel on the Timergara Bypass.

Omar Hasan Ahrabi, the spokesman of the Swat Taliban, said that a Taliban bomber carried out the attack, but declined to reveal his identity.

Ahrabi also claimed responsibility for target killings of anti-Taliban activists in Mingora, Kuza Bandai and Dherai in Swat.

He further warned that anyone opposing or spying on the Taliban would not be spared by the organisation, and threatened the military that the death of every Taliban militant would be avenged.

"Allah's writ, instead of government's writ, would be restored in Swat and whole of Malakand region," The News quoted Ahrabi, as saying. (ANI)

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