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Case filed against TTP officials over Razzaqabad Bus Attack

KARACHI: A case has been filed at Shah Latif Police Station against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ameer Maulvi Fazlullah and spokesman Shahidullah Shahid over the police bus attack at Razzaqabad Training Centre here in Karachi, ARY News reports on Friday.

The First Information Report (FIR) was filed by injured police cop named Israr. The case was filed on grounds of terrorism and the usage of explosive material.

At least thirteen cops were killed and more than 50 personnel were injured as a planted device went off at a police bus near the Razzaqabad Police Training Centre at National Highway on Thursday.

The investigation team had earlier hinted that it was a suicide attack.

TTP has claimed responsibility of the attack.

TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid had earlier said that the explosion was carried out to avenge the killing of their accomplices in police encounters in the cities of Karachi, Swabi and Peshawar. He also said that Taliban militants will continue to carry out such attacks until a formal ceasefire is announced by the two sides.

Political leadership of the country had condemned the incident strongly.

It should be noted that the attack was carried out as Pakistan government is currently engaged in holding peace talks with Taliban militants. Terrorist attacks in the country have risen dramatically after Pakistan formally announced to hold talks with the TTP.

Earlier, a cinema in Peshawar was struck twice by hand grenade attacks  in which 18 people were killed and 20 were at least injured. The authorities had shut down the cinemas due to the security threats.

Nine members of Aman Lashkar were killed in an attack on Wednesday in Badaber district of Peshawar. Jundullah group had claimed responsibility of the attack.

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