(AmericanProsperity.com) – A Taliban suicide bomber targeted on July 18 a vehicle carrying security forces in the northwestern region of Pakistan. Local authorities said that the terrorist attack wounded at least eight people. The incident takes place at a moment when many nations across the Middle East are experiencing a significant increase in terrorist violence.
Different media outlets reported that the attack happened in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital city Peshawar. This is a province that borders Afghanistan and has been hit by Islamist extremists over the last few years. Fox News reported that this city used to be the former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban group named Tehreek-e-Taliban.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack against the truck, Pakistani media outlets said that local authorities believe that Tehreek-e-Taliban could have ordered the bombing. The Pakistani police said in a statement that it determined that the suicide bomber was part of this group. It added that militant Pakistani Taliban have increased their terrorist attacks against the nation’s security forces after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
During an interview in Pakistan’s state media, senior police officer Waqas Rafique said that the military truck was severely damaged after the attack. He also said that while the suicide bomber detonated next to the vehicle, there were no troop casualties.
When asked about any injured, Rafique said some officers were severely wounded but were taken to a nearby hospital. He also noted that the explosion was “Strong enough” to damage other civilian cars nearby. However, he said that the police haven’t reported any civilian casualties after the attack.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistani group has been one of the main issues bedeviling Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi since he took office in 2018. While he has promised to “neutralize the threat” posed by the group, terrorist violence has skyrocketed in Pakistan over the last few months.
The Pakistani terrorist group is one of the main allies of Afghanistan’s Taliban and has increased its power since it seized power in Kabul in 2021.
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