Suicide attack on Pakistan Army

Kharian – Army Training Center in one of the largest cantonment of Pakistan has been attacked by suicide bomber around 1400 local times (0900 GMT).

As per latest news thru The Jang & BBC – atleast 1 soldier alongwith attacker has died on the spot while 7+ are injured.

As per information available the suicide bomber was an old man.

Monsters & Critics Reports

At least one soldier was killed and seven others injured Thursday in a suicide attack on a training ground in the garrison town of Kharian, about 150 kilometres south-east of Islamabad, news reports said.

The identity of the dead bomber was not immediately known, according to local television reports citing official sources.

The attack was similar to one in November in which a suicide bomber killed 42 army recruits on a training ground in Dargai, north-western Pakistan.

That attack was linked to al-Qaeda sympathisers and was in retaliation for a Pakistan airstrike that killed 82 at an Islamic school compound near the border with Afghanistan 

International Herald Tribune Reports

A suicide attacker, possibly an elderly man, blew himself up at a military training ground in eastern Pakistan on Thursday, killing one soldier and wounding at least six more, officials said.

The bomber detonated explosives at a training ground near Kharian, 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad, a military official said.

Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao said one soldier was killed and six others wounded. The military official said seven were wounded.

The bomber, who also died, appeared to be an elderly man, the official said, asking for anonymity in accordance with military policy.

He said soldiers at the Guliana training ground, about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Kharian, were learning driving skills when the bomber approached on foot and detonated himself.


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