Outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have claimed the responsibility of the attack. TTP spokesman Ikramullah Mohmand telephoned Geo News from unknown location and claimed the responsibility of the attack, saying the target were members of the Ambar Aman Committee who were present in Assistant Political Agent’s office at the time of the attack.
Sources said a suicide bomber blew up himself outside political agent’s office in Tehsil Yeka Ghand at 9:30 am on Friday. The high intensity blast, heard across a wide radius, completely destroyed 30 shops in Yaka Ghand bazaar including two hotels while roof of a nearby house caved in.
Political Agent Amjad Ali Khan told media that 65 people were killed and 104 wounded in the incident.
Four personnel of Khasadar Force are also among the dead. According to sources, several inmates escaped after the blast that brought down Yaka Ghand jail building.
Most of the injured are in critical condition and more deaths are feared.