More revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden, which of course all Muslims except for a Tiny Minority of Extremists heartily applauded. “Pakistan Taliban Claims Attack on US Diplomatic Convoy,” by Phil Ittner for VOA News, May 20 (thanks to Tom):
The Pakistani Taliban say they are responsible for a deadly bomb attack on two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The militant group said Friday’s violence was in revenge for the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this month.
The blast in Peshawar occurred in the morning hours as U.S. personnel were traveling to work at the American consulate in a two-vehicle, armored convoy.
U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Gonzalez said Pakistani authorities are investigating the incident.
“On the road they were attacked by an improvised explosive device which exploded and damaged one of the vehicles, the two personnel inside were slightly injured,” said Gonzales.
Pakistani officials say the blast killed one local bystander and wounded at least 11 other people.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and warned of further violence.
The attack is the first targeting Westerners in Pakistan, since U.S. special forces killed bin Laden during a May 2 raid in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.
There have been other deadly attacks claimed by the Taliban in the meantime, including twin suicide bombings last week that killed more than 80 recruits at a police academy in the country’s northwest….