6 killed, 56 hurt in Jamrud suicide attack (Pakistan Today)

TTP spokesperson Khurasani claims responsibility for attack in email sent to journalists

At least six people, including a Khasadar Levy man, were killed and 56 others, including 16 Levy personnel, were injured in a suicide attack in Khyber Agency’s Jamrud area on Tuesday.

According to Shahab Ali Shah, political agent, the suicide bomber was aiming to enter his office but the plot was foiled because of the strict security measures in place. The bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate, he said.

The victims were shifted to Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex where six of the injured were reported to be medically critical.

Per reports, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.

Pakistan has been suffering from frequent bomb and suicide attacks blamed on extremist militant groups and the country’s troops have for years been fighting homegrown armed groups in the tribal belt.

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