Pakistan Police Station Attacked By Suspected Taliban Militants
Reinforcements were called in to regain control of a police station in northwest Pakistan stormed by suspected Taliban militants.
It's reported five police officers were killed in the assault by at least three attackers armed with automatic weapons and grenades.
The target was a police station in Kulachi, a small town close to the volatile tribal region of South Waziristan.
In the wake of the attack there were signs of heavy damage.
The wounded were taken for treatment at a nearby hospital.
South Waziristan is a major al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary on the Afghan border.
Militants have stepped up attacks in a campaign they say is in retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces on Pakistani territory.
A heavily guarded naval base in Karachi, a paramilitary compound in the northwest, and a U.S. consulate convoy in Peshawar have been targeted previously.