Pakistan's Taliban on Friday claimed their first major attack to avenge Osama bin Laden's death as 80 people were killed in a double suicide bombing on a paramilitary police training center.
Around 140 people were wounded, 40 of them fighting for their lives, in the deadliest attack this year in Pakistan where the government is deep in crisis over the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader by US forces on May 2.
Friday's explosions detonated in northwest Pakistan as newly trained paramilitary cadets, dressed in civilian clothes, were getting into buses for a 10-day leave, police said.
"This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan," Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.
ISi has come under great criticism by domestic and international media for harboring Osama and then not anticipating U.S. raid on the compound in Abbotabad. Today's attack is yet an other indication of total failure of intelligence agency in Pakistan.