28 Killed, over 40 Injured in Suicide Bomb Strike in NW Pakistan

Nearly 28 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in a suicide bomb strike in northwest Pakistan’s restive Malakand area. In last week as well, the country faced two military strikes, both of them a suicide bomb explosion.

According to TV news channels, the suicide attacker blasted himself near security forces vehicles in the main market at Alpurai in Shangla district, a part of the Malakand division. The strike took place near a police station.

Police authorities said that around 28 persons were killed and over 40 injured in the explosion.

It may be mentioned that the military launched, in May, a massive offensive against Taliban in Malakand division, which includes the troubled Swat Valley. Army claims to have killed over 2000 militants in the region so far.

Monday’s suicide attack is the latest in a series of deadly militant strikes across Pakistan. Last week, a suicide bomber struck the UN food agency’s office in Islamabad, killing five people while over 50 had died in a suicide car explosion in Peshawar a couple of days ago.

Eight soldiers and nine terrorists were killed over the weekend when a group of heavily-armed militants attempted to storm Pakistan army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The terrorists also took some 50 hostages, who were rescued in an operation carried out by army commandos.

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