Taliban Attack U.S. Consulate With Car Bombs and RPGs, But Fail to Breach Defenses
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By NICK SCHIFRIN
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 5, 2010
At least two Pakistani security guards were killed in the attacks, but no Americans suffered more than light wounds, according to two U.S. officials in Pakistan.
The assault struck at the heart of the American effort along the Pakistani-Afghan border region where militants launch attacks both in Pakistan and at U.S. soldiers across the border. About 100 Americans work out of the consulate, which houses several intelligence officers , but also oversees millions of dollars in reconstruction money for Pakistan's tribal areas.
The Pakistani Taliban called reporters to take credit for the attacks, which began just after 1:00 p.m. local time. A car bomb exploded inside the first consulate checkpoint, according to a member of the co
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