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 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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July 25, 2013 6:45 pm

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.

July 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Jundullah to be hung straight away.

July 25, 2013 8:17 pm

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

July 25, 2013 9:56 pm

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
July 25, 2013 10:42 pm

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

July 25, 2013 11:21 pm

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

July 26, 2013 6:45 am

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

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