Pakistani policemen investigating on the crime scene.—File Photo
Pakistani policemen investigating on the crime scene.—File Photo

BANNU:The proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant outfit claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb attack near an election rally in Bannu and for Saturday's suicide attack in Mardan which had claimed the life of a policeman.

Talking to Dawn.com TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the banned organisation was behind the remote controlled bomb attack in Bannu which had targeted a leader associated with the Awami National Party (ANP).

An explosion in the Jani Khel area of Bannu District on Sunday killed two people and injured eight people including the independent leader, associated ANP in the past.

Local political administration officials told Dawn.com that at least two persons had died whereas eight others were injured in the blast targeting a convoy of Adnan Wazir, former member of provincial assembly belonging to the ANP,  in the FR Jani Khel area of the district where an election rally was organised.

The leader on his way from the venue of the rally to a private prize distribution ceremony when the attack took place.

Police officials confirmed that the attack was conducted using a remotely detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The casualties were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Bannu where the condition of two wounded was reported as critical.

Two policemen and the candidate from PK-72 Malik Adnan Wazir were among the injured.

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gangadin
March 31, 2013 12:12 pm
Start talking to them and vacate their land.
pakiboy
March 31, 2013 12:20 pm
TTP and there supporters and patrons should be purged from pakistan !!
Mustafa
April 1, 2013 3:37 am
Here is a transparent example of an "Allah Wala" (Godly) Pakistani leader in this news: “LAHORE: Vowing to protect rights of workers and landless peasants as pledged in its manifesto, the JUI-F organized an impressive political show at Minar-i-Pakistan on Sunday. “ The Maulana never uttered a word about militants and terrorists who are shedding blood of innocent Pakistanis on a daily basis and this should have been No. 1 issue in the manifesto and for the Maulana to address. Do these “Allah Wala" Pakistani leaders have Pakistani people in their hearts?
Gerry D'Cunha
March 31, 2013 10:52 am
can one imagine the bloody situation in the upcoming elections in pakistan? TTP has already threathen MQM;ANP&PPP candidates
Reas
March 31, 2013 11:08 am
Muslim League N should not patronize them.
Tojo
March 31, 2013 5:11 pm
Find these enemies of the State and finish them once and for all. If everybody resort ed to terrorism to get what they want, then there will be no Pakistan. Why cannot the Pakistani population understand that?
Hassan
March 31, 2013 3:49 pm
Yet our political parties especially, Imran Khan , talk about reconciliation and peace talks. Hah! Good luck
BEA
March 31, 2013 9:45 pm
The Pakistan Taliban should all be rounded up and shot they are a parasite eating away the roots of Pakistan.
Siyalkotia
March 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Some asset we have created and nurtured.
Siyalkotia
March 31, 2013 9:34 pm
But they are part and parcel of our "Strategic Depth" doctrine. Besides Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif may not like what you are saying.
sal
March 31, 2013 8:36 pm
There is a need to discover their sources of funding and arming themselves. A massive building spree of building madrasses needs to be stopped as this is where the recruits come from. Imagine! Imran Khan supports these guys!!
AAK
March 31, 2013 2:15 pm
Our armed forces have totally failed to protect us.. They cannot even protect their own troops..Wake up Mr. Kayani before its too late and take decesive action once and for all to send these TTP animals to hell.
pathanoo
March 31, 2013 5:58 pm
Will this madness ever stop?
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