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Blast in Nowshera

17 May 2018

A suicide bomber riding a bike rammed his two-wheeler into a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least one civilian and wounding 14 others, including four soldiers, police said. The bomb device, apparently rigged to a motorcycle, exploded when a police patrol passed by the bus terminal in Kohat.

Investigators from the intelligence agencies revealed that six people were present at the spot when the attack took place.

Meanwhile, the Jamatul Ahrar (JuA) has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, as well as, releasing images of the Nowshera suicide bomber. The bomber has been identified as Roohul Ameen alias Qari Usman who was said to be in his early teens, reported a local news publication.

According to District Police Officer (DPO), the suspect collided his cycle with the security officers' vehicle after which, the explosion occurred.

However, the Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), factions mostly claim responsibility behind such attacks.

The spokesman for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, Shaukat Yousafzai, confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack.

Blast in Nowshera