11 killed, 31 injured in Jamrud check post blast

Published: January 19, 2016
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PESHAWAR: At least eleven people were killed and 31 others injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up near a check post in Karkhano Market, adjacent to Jamrud in Khyber Agency on Tuesday.

“Eleven people have been killed and 31 others injured,” officials of Hayatabad Medical Complex told The Express Tribune. Casualties are feared to rise, the officials added. Further, a hospital source said a child and four security officials are among the dead.

Two police officials killed, five injured in Peshawar blast

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The target, Jamrud Khasadar Line officer Nawab Shah was also killed in the attack, political sources confirmed.

According to sources, eight bodies were shifted to Hayatabad while three were shifted to Jamrud.

Eyewitnesses say the explosive device was planted in a motorbike. “Cars and the area around the site of the blast are engulfed in fire,” an eyewitness said.

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Aaj TV journalist Mehboob Shah Afridi was also killed in the blast, sources said.

TTP claims responsibility

Meanwhile, the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

“The TTP’s martyrdom squad (TSG) carried out the successful attack on the ‘khasadar’ check post near Karkhano bazaar,” TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani said in a statement.

The outlawed group has claimed responsibility for at least two attacks in Quetta in a week.


This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • S!D
    Jan 19, 2016 - 11:19AM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi ra’jiun………

    May Allah save us from this madness, internal or external.Recommend

  • Jan 19, 2016 - 12:46PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi Rajeoon. Ameen
    Of course, the CPEC is not liked by one and many. So, the undesirables are taking advantage of the fissiparous politicians opposed to NACTA. SalamsRecommend

  • Saad
    Jan 19, 2016 - 12:54PM

    So much for peace returning to Pakistan !Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jan 19, 2016 - 4:56PM

    If KPK government is done spending Rs. 7 billion on a bridge 3 years behind schedule and celebrating as if it had conceived the Taj Mahal, maybe it can start paying attention to the lawlessness in KPK.Recommend

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