In Pakistan’s unrest-plagued Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, a convoy of security troops was the target of a suicide bombing by a breakaway faction of the outlawed Pakistani Taliban terror organization, which resulted in at least two civilian deaths and ten injuries.
The military’s media arm stated on Monday that a two-wheeler loaded with explosives struck the security forces convoy on Sunday while it was traveling to Bannu from the North Waziristan area close to Azad Mandi in Bannu Cantonment.
According to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the blast claimed the lives of two civilians and wounded three security officers as well as seven civilians.
The three security men are listed as critically ill, while those who were hurt were sent to the Combined Military Hospital in Bannu.
The suicide attack was attributed to the Hafiz Gul Bahadur faction of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror organization, the statement said.
It also said that an Afghan national was identified as the suicide bomber.
This comes after, according to the military’s media arm, Pakistan’s security forces killed eight terrorists on Sunday during an intelligence-based operation in the province.