Karachi blast kills 6, kills 2: ‘I heard a big bang’ in southern Sindh Province, India. ‘I saw people fall down and bodies lie in the street’
Sindhi Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for the Karachi blast that killed six people in Sindh province, but the military said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the headquarters of the Pakistani Taliban, which is allied to Pakistan’s military government, rather than an Islamist group.
“Two terrorists who attacked our forces killed seven army personnel and wounded two others. An attack was carried out by one of the suicide bombers,” Col. Mushtaq Ghafoor said in a statement.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the bomber detonated his explosives at Pakistan’s military headquarters or the Pakistan Military Academy, the headquarters of the army’s elite counter-terrorism wing.
In another major blow for the security forces in the troujarvees.combled South Asia region, the Taliban had claimed credit for the attack in Quetta, a city outside Peshawar that is home to about one-third of Pakistan’s security force, the police said.
The police spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said “six dead including the alleged suicide bomber, two police officers, a local woman and a soldier were martyred and two others injured during the early hours of Thursday in a massive blast in Karachi’s Jalalabad area,” the city’s main international airpor바카라사이트t and one of the busiest travel points in Pakistan.
It was also claimed by the militants, who also killed three government security guards and two civilians, after demanding a rajarvees.comnsom from Pakistan’s Interior Ministry in return for freeing the four imprisoned terrorists.
No further details were immediately available.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. An army spokesman said it would “give priority to solving the situation” if someone does use such a vehicle.
“The terrorists killed seven army personnel, a soldier and injured two others. The dead and injured were immediately brought to hospital, and they will be included in the casualty list of the army,” the spokesman said.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also said the strike was carried out in the face of a “lethal threat” from the militants.
The army had said it had thwarted the attack with a drone strike and a helicopter raid in a mountainous area near the northwestern city of Sindh.
The strike “prepared our armed forces for the next phase. After the attack