Jamrud bombing claims 17 lives
At least 17 individuals were killed and nearly 40 others, including women and children, wounded in the blast that damaged several shops, vehicles and offices in the Jamrud sub-district, security sources told local media outlets.
The injured, some in critical condition, were evacuated to the Hayatabad Medical Complex and other city hospitals, a political administration official, Hidayat Khan, told reporters. The bomb was placed in a van parked near a crowded market.
Soon after the bombing near the assistant political agent’s office in Jamrud, where a string of military operations have been conducted against the Taliban and other rebel groups in recent years, security forces cordoned off the area.
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