Death toll rises to 9 after Sukkur ISI attack

By AFP
Published: July 25, 2013
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Policemen and rescuers at the site of suicide attack in Sukkur. PHOTO: AFP

Policemen and rescuers at the site of suicide attack in Sukkur. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: The death toll has risen to nine from a suicide car bomb attack on ISI office and police living quarters in Sukkur, officials said Thursday.

The dead include five attackers, and four police and intelligence officials, a spokesman for the paramilitary Rangers told AFP after the attack late Wednesday in the normally sleepy town.

Officials had previously put the death toll at seven, saying Wednesday that the five attackers, one intelligence agent and another government official had been killed.

“We rounded up several people on Wednesday night after the attack and are interrogating them,” the Rangers official said.

An intelligence official told AFP that the attack had destroyed the local branch of the ISI and damaged newly-constructed residential quarters for police officers.

It was the worst attack in Pakistan during Ramazan so far.

Officials blamed militants for Wednesday’s attack, confirming that they do have a presence in the Sukkur area.

Police said the attackers stormed the complex as people were eating after sundown, detonating two bombs outside the police building and the ISI office.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Waseem
    Jul 25, 2013 - 4:43PM

    these are planned series of attacks on Pakistan. Attackers must be trialed as soon as possible and hanged in public. delay is execution is crime against Pakistan and people of Pakistan.

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  • Eliminate Them
    Jul 25, 2013 - 4:50PM

    The quicker we realise this the better, that there is NO other solution then going after these people Whole heartedly and Decisively.
    There is NO point in talking to these killers , they will never surrender, they will never listen…
    PTI and Molvis have created this false illusion that eliminating these elements is not in our interest. While we debate they spread their tentacles ……

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  • Rashid
    Jul 25, 2013 - 5:08PM

    Are we just going wait until they kill us all. Two years ago I saw a an attack in orangi just horrific. I wish e very Pakistani had seen the results of this attack. We fighting on many fronts. We cannot just sit back.

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  • Reality
    Jul 25, 2013 - 5:50PM

    May ALLAH have Mercy on us.Ameen

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  • mkz
    Jul 25, 2013 - 6:56PM

    Horrific. ISI should know about these things. every ISI building is a target

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  • Ali
    Jul 25, 2013 - 9:06PM

    @Waseem:
    Noooooooooooo wayyyyy
    We can’t because they are our muslims brother, so our religion is first then country. for example we cried due to Salman khan (indian muslim) for his punishment same way we should protest if any muslim get any punishment for any attack.

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  • Hafiz
    Jul 25, 2013 - 9:15PM

    Shut up don’t blame muslims for this because muslims are innocent and innocent muslim kills in India but in pakistan we can’t kill innocent muslims. This is order order.

    @ET moderator pls publish this for consensus.

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  • Mirza
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:35PM

    Where are the negotiators and Taliban apologists now? Enjoying the weather in the UK palace.

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  • ali ahmed
    Jul 26, 2013 - 3:34AM

    as long as we select incompetent person on the basis of quota system…..we will never progress

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