Two Pakistan army officers and three civilians were killed in suicide bombing on an army vehicle in Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
Islamabad, June 4/Nationalturk – In first suicide bombing after talks with terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Pakistan government failed, two Pakistan army officers and three civilians were killed in Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
Police sources said a suspected suicide bomber targeted a Pakistan army vehicle near Ternol in garrison city of Rawalpindi this morning.
“The bombing completely damaged the army vehicle, causing on spot death of two army officers and three civilian passersby. Some civilians and soldiers were injured in the bombing,” they said.
Immediately after the bombing, police and security men laid siege around the area. The forensic experts also rushed to the spot and were searching for the clues and ascertaining whether the bombing was caused by suicide bomber.
Pakistan army spokesman while confirming the bombing said two army officers were killed. He identified the deceased as Lieutenant Colonel Zahir Shah and Lieutenant Colonel Arshad Shaheed.
First major terror attack in recent times
The attack is the first major terrorist attack in the country after terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which was involved in talks with Pakistan government, called off its 40-day long unilateral ceasefire last month.
The TTP has split with powerful Mehsud faction moving away from the group.
Although no militant group has claimed responsibility of the attack so far, security agencies said it could be the handiwork of TTP or the separate Mehshud faction to show their presence.
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