So far 44 people have died in a suicide attack during a political rally in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Pakistan Police has said in its statement that a preliminary investigation has revealed that the dreaded terrorist organization ISIS is behind the suicide attack. The suicide attack took place on Sunday when a rally by Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl, an ally of the ruling coalition, was being held in the city of Khar.
Pakistan Police officials told that we are still investigating and gathering information regarding the Bajaur blast incident. A preliminary investigation has revealed the involvement of the banned organization Daesh (ISIS). Police have detained three suspects and they are being interrogated. The Bomb Disposal Squad is also busy collecting evidence on the spot. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Chief Akhtar Hayat Khan said that 10 kg of explosives were used in the blast. Police said the suicide bomber was in the front of the crowd and close to the stage.
The Bajaur area is located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and is considered an area of Taliban influence. This is the reason why there is a lot of discussion about such a big attack in the area under the influence of the Taliban. The party whose rally took place, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal, is also considered a supporter of fundamentalist Islamic organizations. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has also stated the blast in Bajaur. In this statement, TTP has said that this attack has been carried out to pit Islamic organizations against each other. Explain that ISIS is trying to increase its influence in Afghanistan.
Many leaders of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl died in the attack. The attacker blew himself up near the stage. Because of this, Tehsil Khar chief of the party Maulana Ziaullah Jan, Nawagai Tehsil general secretary Maulana Hamidullah, District Information Secretary Mujahid Khan and many party workers were killed in this attack. The condition of 15 people injured in the attack is critical and they have been airlifted to a hospital in Peshawar by a Pakistani army helicopter. Looking at the condition of the injured, it is believed that the death toll may increase further.