At least 30 killed in TTP-claimed assault in Peshawar on airforce camp

At least 30 killed in TTP-claimed assault in Peshawar on airforce camp


PESHAWAR:At least 30 people, including 13 terrorists, were killed as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp at Inqalab road in Peshawar’s Badaber came under attack by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) early Friday.

Terrorists entered the camp dividing into subgroups, Bajwa maintained. The encounter started promptly as a result of rapid reply from security forces, he explained.


Saving sources, nevertheless, said 22 people happen to be injured, out of whom 20 happen to be changed to CMH Peshawar and two happen to be taken to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH). An emergency was declared in both hospitals.

TTP representative Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the assault in a email sent to journalists.
A search operation for terrorists that were concealed is underway, Bajwa said.

Approximately 15 people were detained throughout the search operation, authorities said.

While eyewitnesses claimed they saw to seven terrorists dressed wearing white shoes, the assault was performed with several seven to 10 terrorists, the DG ISPR said before.

Nearby residents said gunfire and blasts could be heard more than three hours subsequent to the assault occurred.

When the assault happened, the place was reached by a heavy contingent of the QRF. An exchange of fire between security forces and the militants occurred. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities have cordoned the region off.

The DG ISPR said the guard room had been assaulted by terrorists in the camp each day. The QRF surrounded the attackers and reached the scene.

The terrorists confined and were participated into a tiny region round the safeguard room part of the camp.

He can meet with troops and will look at the Corps Headquarters. He’s also likely to see with the wounded.

The prime minister was briefed by Aman on the phone regarding the on-going operation in Badaber.