Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Four killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces

(Reuters)

A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, where security forces are battling Islamist militants, officials said.

Each of two allied militant groups, the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Khyber region near the Afghan border, where the military has been battling them since last October.

The attack targeted a paramilitary vehicle outside a government compound in the Jamrud area of the region, official Shaukatullah Afridi, who was metres away from the blast, told Reuters.

"I had just entered the office and sat on my chair when I heard a huge blast," Afridi said.

"It seemed as if the whole building had collapsed."

Afridi's office is on the road leading from the city of Peshawar, through the Khyber Pass, to the Afghan border.

At least 42 wounded people were taken to hospital in Peshawar, about 20 km (12 miles) to the east, hospital doctor Noor Wazir said, adding the death toll could rise.

The Pakistani Taliban are allied with the Afghan Taliban and fighting Pakistani government forces in the hope of establishing strict Islamist rule.

Representatives of both the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam claimed to have carried out the attack.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khorasani said in a telephone call to Reuters the attack was revenge for government operations against them.

Lashkar-e-Islam spokesman Salahuddin Ayubi also telephoned Reuters, claiming that his group had carried out the attack.

Hundreds of militants have been killed in ground fighting and air strikes, the military says. Some soldiers have also been killed.

Reuters has been unable to independently verify casualty figures as access to the area has been strictly controlled.

Hundreds of militants are said to have taken refuge in Khyber after fleeing a military offensive against their stronghold of North Waziristan, along the Afghan border to the south, that began in June last year.

At their height, the Pakistani Taliban controlled swathes of territory in the northwest, but they have been beaten back by repeated military operations since 2009.

They now operate in smaller pockets in ethnic Pashtun areas near the Afghan border, from where they launch bombings and other attacks on Pakistani forces and other targets.




SHARE THIS

Author:

Thanks for visitint our website. like our FB pages and subscribe to our daily upates..you can comment on the above peace bellow with your google id or facebook id. thanks

0 comments:

All Categories

Aaj Kamran Khan ke Saath Aamir Liaquat Hussain Aapas ki Bat NajamSethi Abdul Qadir Hassan AchiBaatain Afghanistan Aga Khan University Hospital AirLineJobs Allama Iqbal America Amjad Islam Amjad Anjum Niaz Ansar Abbasi APP Aqwal Zareen Articles Ayat-e-Qurani Ayaz Amir Balochistan Balochistan Jobs Bank of Khyber Banking Best Quotes Biwi Jokes Blogger Tips Chaltay Chaltay by Shaheen Sehbai China Chitral Coca-Cola Coke Studio Columns CookingVideos Corporate News Corruption Crimes Dr Danish ARY Sawal Yeh Hai Dubai E-Books EBM Education Educational Jobs Emirates English #Quotes English Columns EnglishJokes Funny Photos Funny Talk Shows Funny Videos Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Videos Govt Jobs HabibJalibPoetry Hamid Mir Haroon Al-Rashid Hasb-e-Haal with Sohail Ahmed Hassan Nisar Hassan Nisar Meray Mutabaq Hazrat Ali AS Sayings HBL Health HikayatShaikhSaadi Hospital_Jobs Hotel Jobs Huawei Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain India Information Technology Insurance International News Islam Islamabad Islamic Videos JammuKashmir Javed Chaudhry Jazz Jirga with Salim Safi Jobs Jobs Available Jobs in Karachi Jobs in KPK Jobs in Pak Army Jobs_Sindh JobsInIslamabad Jokes Jubilee Insurance Kal Tak with Javed Chaudhry Karachi Kashmir KhabarNaak On Geo News Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Khara Sach With Mubashir Lucman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lahore Latest MobilePhones Lenovo LG Life Changing Stories LifeStyle Live With Dr. Shahid Masood Live with Talat Hussain Maulana Tariq Jameel MCB Bank Microsoft Mobilink Mujeed ur Rahman Shami Munir Ahmed Baloch Nasir Kazmi Nazir Naji News News Videos NGO Nokia North Korea Nusrat Javed Off The Record (Kashif Abbasi) Off The Record With Kashif Abbasi On The Front Kamran Shahid OPPO Orya Maqbool Jan Pakistan Pakistan Army Pakistan Super League Pashto Song Photos Poetry Political Videos Press Release Prime Time with Rana Mubashir PTCL Punjab Quetta Quotes Rauf Klasra Samsung Sar-e-Aam By Iqrar-ul-Hasan Sardar Jokes Saudi Arabia ShiroShairi Show Biz Sikander Hameed Lodhi Sindh Social Media Sohail Warriach Songs Sports News Stories Syria Takrar Express News Talat Hussain Talk Shows Technology Telecommunication Telenor To the point with Shahzeb Khanzada Tonight with Moeed Pirzada Turkey Tweets of the day Ufone University Jobs Urdu Ghazals Urdu News Urdu Poetry UrduLateefay Video Songs Videos ViVO Wardat SamaaTV WaridTel Wasi Shah Zong اردو خبریں
______________ ☺ _____________ _______________ ♥ ____________________