Suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan

police inspecting scene

A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday reports Reuters. 

According to Reuters the attack in Dera Ismail Khan early on Sunday was claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. A group that is often known as the Pakistani Taliban, which is separate from the insurgent movement across the border in Afghanistan. 

Reportedly, it was said that the attack happened after two police were killed at a roadside checkpoint outside the city. 

A local police officer Waqar Ahmad mention that at the hospital were the bodies of the two police men were taken to, a suicide bomber believe to be a female, wearing a burqa, triggered an explosive-laden jacket to cause a more death of .

He said the blast had damaged the emergency ward of the hospital and forced some of the wounded to be transferred to other cities. 

Meanwhile, Reuters report that Muhammed Khurasani, a spokesman for the TTP, claimed responsibility for the attack, which he said was carried out in revenge for the killing of two Taliban commanders by counter terrorism police around a month ago. However he denied the bomber was female. 

Dera Ismail Khan has seen a number of suicide attacks over the past decade as the Pakistani military carried out a campaign to suppress militant attacks in the area, an important hub in the $60 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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