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TTP rivals ‘not targeted’ in Darra bombing

October 15, 2012

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KOHAT: A rival armed group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has said that its office was not the target of Saturday’s blast in Darra Adamkhel.

The spokesman of Momin Khan Afridi group, which is engaged in war with Tariq Afridi group of Taliban in Darra Adamkhel, condemned the attack and said that their office was not its target but the bomb was planted in a car outside a market.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that innocent tribesmen were killed in the blast, which created fear among the people.

The political administration of Frontier Region of Kohat registered a case against unidentified terrorists.

However, denial of Taliban about their involvement in Darra Adamkhel blast has puzzled the investigators and further inquiry has come to a halt.

According to the investigation carried out by Bomb Disposal Squad, 300 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

Sources claimed that the vehicle used in the blast had not entered from outside rather it was prepared in the frontier region therefore it could not be intercepted by security forces manning several checkposts on both sides of Indus Highway passing through Darra Adamkhel.

Meanwhile, DIG Imtiaz Shah issued directives to policeman to remain vigilant round the clock against terrorists, who might try to strike in Kohat.

Security around civil and military installations was beefed up after Darra Adamkhel blast. —Correspondent