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Suicide attack kills 22 security personnel in Peshawar

Peshawar, Fri, 28 Aug 2009 ANI

Peshawar, Aug.28 (ANI): At least 22 security personnel were killed and 20 others were injured in a suicide attack which targeted one of the residential barracks of Khasadar Force in Torkham area of Khyber Agency late on Thursday.


According to sources, the blast occurred when a suicide bomber entered the barrack of the Khyber Riffles and Khasadar Force and blew himself up.


The blast was so powerful that it destroyed the barracks completely and damaged other adjacent buildings also.


Sources said the toll could rise as 16 out of the 20 injured are said to be critical.


Most of the critically injured have been admitted to the Lady Readings Hospital in Peshawar while some of them have been admitted in local hospitals in Landi Kotal, The Nation reports.


Officials said they have recovered the body of the attacker and investigation was on as no terror group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.


"The authorities have found the head of the bomber at the site of the attack," senior administration official, Rehan Gul Khattak said.


It was the first big attack in the region since the Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike earlier this month. (ANI)


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