Peshawar, Main Target of Terrorists

A suspected suicide bomb attack was made outside the Iranian consulate in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan this Monday which killed two Frontier Corps Soldiers and further wounded ten others, officials informed. The bombing attack took place in the upper market University Town area of the northwestern city outside the Iranian Consulate, where many other non-government organizations are also based.

‘We have two bodies of paramilitary soldiers and ten wounded have been admitted to hospital,’ said Farhad Khan, the spokesman for the Khyber Teaching Hospital where the all the casualties were taken after the attack. A senior police official, Mr. Mohammad Ejaz Ahmed, informed that it appeared to be a suicide bombing attack. He further added that other paramilitary soldiers in that area fired in open air due to panic after the bombing. No group of Taliban has yet claimed the responsibility of the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban has carried out numerous such attacks in the past. Before this, in the month of February Pakistan did enter into talks with the Taliban aimed but it all ended in vain and there was no answer found to end the Taliban’s seven year insurgency.

The militant group of TTP has continued carrying out such attacks on a near-daily basis, and even the dialogue was suspended last week after the TTP claimed the responsibility of executing 23 kidnapped FC Corps in the northwestern tribal region. Since then the air force and the army has been carrying out attacks in the most volatile tribal regions amongst the border of Afghanistan, killing dozens.

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