Suicide bomber strikes Peshawar’s Hayatabad, 3 Frontier Corps men martyred

Suicide bomber strikes Peshawar’s Hayatabad, 3 Frontier Corps men martyred

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Three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred in a suicide blast in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area, police said.

Nine people, including two security personnel, were injured in the explosion, which occurred near the Bagh-e-Naran Chowk in Hayatabad, SP Cantonment Peshawar Imran Malik said.

The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to media outlets by its spokesman.

Pakistani security officers and volunteers collect evidence at the site of a bombing in Peshawar. A suicide bomber hit a vehicle carrying Pakistani paramilitary force members, killing soldiers, including an officer, and wounding seven, a police official said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the SP, the suicide attacker riding a motorcycle targeted the FC convoy when it was travelling from its camp in Hayatabad to the headquarters in Qila Bala Hisar. The vehicle was moving when the blast occurred, he said.

SSP (operations) Sajjad Khan said 10-12 kilograms of explosives were used by the bomber, who was riding a Honda CG125 bike.

Two security personnel including a major were martyred in the loud explosion, while a third FC official succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Two vehicles that were part of the convoy were damaged in the blast. Security Read More

Source:: Daily Mail News

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