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Pakistan: 11 killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blast

Pakistan Violence: Pakistan continues to be tormented by the fires of its own making. In the latest attack by terrorists once patronised by the country’s military establishment, 11 labourers were killed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northern Pakistan.

Details of this gory incident was announced on social media by Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan.

Security and law enforcement officials in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said that a truck carrying employees to a construction site in Waziristan, close to the Afghan border, was destroyed when a suspected improvised explosive device detonated.

“They were working at an army post that is under construction … an IED exploded under a vehicle carrying the labourers,” deputy commissioner of North Waziristan, Rehan Khattak told the media.

Responsibility for the explosion was not immediately claimed by any particular organisation.

Since the collapse of a truce between the Pakistani Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and the government last year, Islamist militant attacks have increased in Pakistan.

Other organisations, such as the Islamic State (ISIS), have also taken credit for certain attacks in Pakistan, such as the huge explosion that killed 45 people last month at a political rally held by a religious organisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.