33051
Suicide Bombing Claims 22 Lives in Pakistan
International

Suicide Bombing Claims 22 Lives in Pakistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government office in a northwestern Pakistani city on Tuesday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 45. A breakaway Taliban group quickly claimed the attack.
The bombing took place in the city of Mardan, outside the regional office of the National Database and Registration Authority, or NADRA, which issues identity cards to Pakistanis, according to senior police officer Saeed Khan Wazir.
Wazir told AP that some of the wounded were in a critical condition.
Shortly after the attack, a spokesman for the militant Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group, Ahsanullah Ahsan, claimed the bombing, calling it a “noble act to punish NADRA because it extends support to security forces.” Ahsan spoke to AP by phone from an undisclosed location.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar split from the main Pakistani Taliban group—the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP—two years ago following differences between the militant leadership.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the bombing and instructed authorities to provide the best possible treatment for the wounded.
Mardan is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan and adjacent to the North Waziristan tribal region.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/BtAQUb
  1. https://goo.gl/AazFLE
  • https://goo.gl/htYK9R
  • https://goo.gl/AO5kcJ
  • https://goo.gl/yIG5vk
  • https://goo.gl/z9sg3F

You can also read ...

Saudi Arabia Swapping Assets for Freedom of Some Princes, Businessmen
Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those...
Guterres: Saudi War on Yemen Is ‘Stupid’
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged...
Accuser Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her During 1992 Reelection Campaign
Former US president George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations...
A banner from Greenpeace reads “Jamaica, let the pig out” —urging the “Jamaica coalition” to reach a conclusion.
Following an unsuccessful round of negotiations between...
Turkey Must Clear Syria’s Afrin of YPG Militia
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey...
Iraqi Forces Retake Last IS-Held Town
Iraqi forces retook on Friday the last town in the country...
S. Korea and the United States, which has about 28,000 troops based in S. Korea, say their exercises are “defensive in nature.”
China said on Thursday a “dual suspension” proposal to handle...
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (C) arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 17.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university...

Trending

Googleplus