Taliban attack military camp in Pakistan, 39 killed - The Times of India ISLAMABAD: At least 39 people, including 13 soldiers, were killed when local Taliban militants attacked a military camp in Serai Naurang area of Lakki Marwat district in Pakistan's northwest on Saturday. The pre-dawn assault was claimed by the Pakistan Taliban. A security official said dozens of militants, armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, took part in the attack. "The dead included nine army soldiers and four personnel of the Frontier Constabulary," he said. "The assault also left several others wounded." The official claimed that the security forces managed to kill many militants in the gunfight that followed the attack. "Twelve terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire. We took four bodies into custody. Two of them were wearing suicide jackets." Arif Khan, deputy superintendent of the Serai Naurang police station, said, "The military camp was based in an irrigation colony. Fourteen civilians were also killed in the clash." The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. "Our target was the military camp," TTP spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said. "It was carried out to avenge the recent deaths of two Taliban commanders â€” Toofan and Faisal â€” in US drone strikes." He said four suicide bombers were involved in the assault.