BANNU: At least 24 persons, including 20 security officials, were killed in a suicide blast near Razmik gate earlier today, ARY News reports.
Several others have been reported injured due to the explosion.
According to sources, the eighteen security officials were in the vehicle when the explosion took place. They had brought the vehicle on rent.
Security sources have confirmed that it was a suicide attack.
The area has been sealed and rescue operations are underway. The injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Death toll is feared to be increased.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack.