Taliban claim responsibility for suicide bombing at Jamrud mosque
PESHAWAR: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday claimed responsibility for a devastating suicide attack on a mosque in Khyber Agency that killed over 50 people the other day.
In a statement here, spokesman for the TTP Muhammad Talha said the blast was carried out in retaliation for local resistance against the militants.
The blast was directed against the Kukikhel tribe, whose members killed two militants recently in Jamrud Teshil of Khyber Agency.
He claimed that the tribesmen had also destroyed three Taliban hideouts in the area. A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up in the Jamia Masjid in Jamrud area after the Friday prayers, killing at least 48 people and injuring over 120. A tribal elder in Jamrud area said Taliban fighters had come to the mosque over a week ago to recruit new members.