Pakistani Taliban use female bomber for first time

This is the first time the Pakistani Taliban have confirmed using female suicide bombers.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2011, 12:42 PM IST

Dera Ismail Khan: The Pakistani Taliban said they used a female suicide bomber for the first time in an attack on a police station in northwestern Pakistan that killed 10 people.

The woman was one of two attackers who threw grenades and sprayed machine gun fire inside the police station in Dera Ismail Khan on Saturday before both blew themselves up.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said on Sunday that the attackers were a woman and her husband. He said the use of a female suicide bomber shows how much they hate Pakistani security forces.
There have been previous reports of female suicide bombers in Pakistan, but this is the first time the Pakistani Taliban has confirmed using one.

Bureau Report