A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands at the site of suicide car bombing in the southern city of Sukkur on July 24, 2013. — Photo by AFP
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands at the site of suicide car bombing in the southern city of Sukkur on July 24, 2013. — Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Jundullah group on Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack on the compound of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in Sukkur.

Spokesperson for the proscribed militant group, Ahmed Marwat, told Dawn.com from an undisclosed location that the attack was carried out in retaliation to the recent killing of their comrade, Waliur Rehman, and drone strikes carried in the region.

He further claimed that "the militant organisation had sent four suicide bombers to target the ISI office because the Pakistani Army and ISI are working in connivance with the US."

An apparent suicide bomber first blew himself up in front of a police building on Wednesday and then a second suicide bomber detonated an explosive-filled car outside the ISI office in Sukkur.

The terrorists had seized control of one government building, sparking a shoot-out between the militants and security forces in the high-security Barrage Colony area.

At least nine people were killed, including five attackers and four agency officials in the attack.

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Comments (7) (Closed)

Jul 25, 2013 06:45pm

A decisive war need to be waged against these terrorists no need of dialogue. Our jawans are suffering because of dirty international politics, the government of Pakistan need to act now.

Jul 25, 2013 07:27pm

Jundullah to be hung straight away.

Jul 25, 2013 08:17pm

May you get the reward/punishment of this in your life. Ameen!

Jul 25, 2013 09:56pm

The state has to be proactive. We cannot just sit and wait for the next attack. Take the fight to these psycopaths. Lets get into North waziristan. Lets get into area's like Lyari. What exactly are we waiting for?

Gerry D'Cunha
Jul 25, 2013 10:42pm

they are both enemies of 'islam' and 'human beings' - they think by their acts they will escape God's wrath on them

Jul 25, 2013 11:21pm

Yet another failure on the part of military leadership. If they can not protect their own, how can the protect the rest of Pakistanis?

Jul 26, 2013 06:45am

Not even a watered down statement from the newly elected prime minister?