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Suicide car comb attack targets Pakistani security personnel in Peshawar, wounding 10

A suicide car bomb attack on a vehicle carrying Pakistani security personnel in Peshawar has wounded at least 10 people.

According to Geo News, the attacker targeted members of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps in Hayatabad area of the city.

The attacks comes amid a steep rise in violent attacks across Pakistan since the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan. According to Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), terrorist activities in the country has risen by 79 per cent since the beginning of the year.

Pakistani officials have repeatedly accused the Taliban in Afghanistan of providing sanctuaries to militants, especially the Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan (TTP), who has been responsible for the bulk of the attacks across Pakistan.

On Monday, the Pakistani army chief, General Syed Asim Munir, said the worsening security situation in his country was because of sanctuaries provided to militants by the Taliban.

The Taliban has rejected Pakistan’s accusations. But a recent UN Security Council report has stated that group has kept close ties with regional terrorist entities, including the TPP and Al Qaeda.