Police suspect Daesh involved in deadly suicide attack on JUI-F Bajaur rally

1690776116 Police suspect Daesh involved in deadly suicide attack on JUI F
People shift an injured victim into a hospital in Peshawar on July 30, 2023. — AFP
Folks shift an injured sufferer right into a hospital in Peshawar on July 30, 2023. — AFP

PESHAWAR: Preliminary investigations present that the terrorist organisation Daesh is behind the suicide assault on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) employees’ conference in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police stated Monday.

No less than 43 folks have been killed and over 130 injured when a suicide bomber set off explosives on the rally on Sunday within the former tribal space, which borders Afghanistan.

Emergency was declared within the hospitals of Bajaur and adjoining areas the place many of the injured have been taken, stated District Police Officer (DPO) Nazir Khan. The critically injured have been transported from Bajaur to hospitals in Peshawar by navy helicopters.

“We’re nonetheless investigating and gathering data on the Bajaur blast. The Preliminary probe exhibits that banned outfit Daesh was concerned,” the regulation enforcers stated.

The police added they have been gathering particulars in regards to the suicide bomber, whereas the bomb disposal squad crew was accumulating proof from the location. “CTD personnel are busy in accumulating different proof.”

DPO Khan stated three suspected folks had been taken into custody.

Pakistan has seen a resurgence of assaults by extremists since final 12 months when a ceasefire between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Islamabad broke down. A mosque bombing in Peshawar killed over 100 folks earlier this 12 months.

A report submitted to the UN Safety Council not too long ago talked about that the TTP could be searching for a merger with Al Qaeda to create an umbrella organisation that shelters all militant teams working in South Asia.

Pakistan has lengthy blamed Afghanistan for not dwelling as much as its dedication to making sure that its soil shouldn’t be used for terrorism in Islamabad, however cross-border militancy continues.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman demanded that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and KP Caretaker Chief Minister Azam Khan examine the incident.

The focused get together is a serious ally of the coalition authorities of PM Shehbaz, which is getting ready for nationwide elections to be held in November.

PM Shehbaz condemned the blast, calling it an assault on the democratic means of Pakistan. He vowed that these accountable can be punished.

The highest brass of the Pakistan Military has not too long ago stated that sanctuaries and liberty of motion obtainable to terrorists of proscribed TTP and different teams of that ilk in Afghanistan is likely one of the main causes impacting the safety of Pakistan.

Terror actions within the nation have soared by 79% through the first half of 2023, a statistical report launched by the unbiased suppose tank Pakistan Institute for Battle and Safety Research (PICSS) confirmed.