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5 Killed In Pakistan Suicide Attack

A crane removes damaged vehicles at the site of a suicide bomb attack outside the northwestern Pakistani town of Fateh Jang on June 4, 2014.
A suicide bomb attack on a military vehicle has killed five people near Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

The military said the dead included two army officers, both lieutenant colonels, and three civilians.

The June 4 attack happened on a main road outside the town of Fateh Jang, 40 kilometers west of Islamabad.

Police said the bomber, who was on foot, blew himself up near their truck. The civilians were pedestrian passers-by.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

A spokesman for the group, Shahidullah Shahid, said the attack was a revenge for “the bombardment by Pakistani jets of innocent people in tribal areas.”

The air force carried out attacks in the North Waziristan tribal district late last month that killed dozens of people.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP