Suicide attack by TTP militant in northwest Pakistan kills 9 soldiers

In this picture taken on August 31, 2023, Pakistani army personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province about 61km from the border.

On this image taken on August 31, 2023, Pakistani military personnel examine the location of a bomb assault within the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province about 61km from the border.
| Photograph Credit score: AFP

A suicide assault by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on a safety forces convoy has killed 9 troopers and injured 5 others in Pakistan’s restive northwest, the navy stated.

A motorcycle-ridden bomber hit the convoy on Thursday within the Bannu district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Inter-Providers Public Relations, the navy’s media wing, stated.

The bomber rammed his bike right into a car within the convoy, killing 9 troopers and injuring 5 others, the assertion stated.

The banned TTP has accepted accountability for the assault.

Following the incident, regulation enforcers rushed to the blast web site and cordoned off all the space. A large search operation was launched to arrest the perpetrators of the blast, it stated.

Taking to social media platform X, previously Twitter, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar condemned the assault. He known as such acts “completely reprehensible” and stated his ideas have been with the households of these killed and injured.

Just lately, Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorist actions orchestrated by the outlawed terror outfit.

The TTP was arrange as an umbrella group of a number of militant outfits in 2007.

Final month, two policemen have been killed and as many injured when TTP militants attacked a police checkpoint within the nation’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

On January 30, a Pakistan Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in the course of the afternoon prayers in a mosque in Peshawar, killing 101 individuals and injuring greater than 200 others.

In February, TTP militants stormed the Karachi Police chief’s workplace in Pakistan’s most populous metropolis, sparking gunfire that killed three rebels and 4 others, together with two police constables.

The outfit, which is believed to be near Al-Qaeda, has been blamed for a number of lethal assaults throughout Pakistan, together with an assault on military headquarters in 2009, assaults on navy bases, and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad.

The TTP additionally orchestrated the heinous Military Public College assault in Peshawar in 2014, during which over 130 college students have been killed.