April 2 - Dozens of suspected militants attack a major power station in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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The fallout of an attack on a major power station in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.
Dozens of suspected militants attacked the station with mortars and rocket- propelled grenades, killing at least seven, according to police.
A policeman and a security guard died on the spot, while five others died after being kidnapped.
Four kidnapped employees were still reported missing.
The assault, in the run-up to general elections on May 11, cut off electricity to half of Peshawar.
It served as a reminder that Pakistan's leaders have failed to tackle a potent Taliban insurgency, despite a series of security crackdowns.
Pakistan's Taliban, which is close to al Qaeda, has threatened to escalate violence ahead of the polls.
However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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