Bomb Blast Kills Pakistani Security Force, Injures Several in Peshawar

At least one Pakistani security force personnel was killed and several people were injured in a bomb blast in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.

The explosion occurred on Monday targeting a security vehicle on Peshawar’s Warsak road, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.

The injured, among them six security personnel and three civilians, were taken to a nearby hospital, superintendent Warsak Arshad Khan said.

Primary investigation revealed that 5kg of explosives were used in the blast with an IED device.

The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Two days earlier, a Pakistani soldier was killed in a shoot-out with TTP militants in North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border.

The TPP has been emboldened following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan two years ago, intensifying its lethal attacks inside Pakistan in recent months.

Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) said that terror attacks in Pakistan rose to 83% last month—the highest in a single month since November 2014.