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Several injured in suicide attack on Torkham Customs House

Several injured in suicide attack on Torkham Customs House

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber attacked Customs House at Torkham in Khyber Agency on Thursday morning, injuring 25 persons including four Customs’ officials. Officials told that 25 persons including four employees of the Customs Department sustained injuries in the suicide attack where people had gathered in sufficient number for checking of the documents of vehicles.

The teenaged bomber appeared in a flash and ran towards Customs Office and blew his explosive jacket wrapped around his body. As a result, 25 persons including Customs officials Amal Badshah (clerk), Shah Nawaz (Deputy Superintendent), Qazi Hanifuddin (Superintendent) and Khadim Shah (Senior Superintendent) sustained wounds. The injured were rushed to Landi Kotal and Peshawar hospitals. The condition of five victims was stated to be critical. However, local residents said that two victims succumbed to their critical wounds on their way to hospital. The Khasadar Force cordoned off the area and started investigation.