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One official killed in ‘twin’ suicide attack on FC training centre near Charsadda

At least one Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldier was killed and another injured during a “foiled” attack by suicide bombers on the FC training centre in Charsadda’s Shabqadar area, the military’s media wing said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said the attack was “foiled” and two suicide bombers were killed in retaliatory fire.

During the exchange of fire with the suicide attackers, one FC personnel was killed and another injured, it added.

Last month, the security forces killed three suicide attackers who had attempted to wreak havoc at a local court in Charsadda district.

DSP Charsadda Fayaz Khan said five civilians have been killed in the attack, which the proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA) claimed.

The attack came amid heightened security across KP and the country after a recent wave of terror.

Charsadda is at a nearly 40-minute drive from KP’s provincial capital Peshawar, and has been a target of terror attacks for nearly a decade.

A suicide bomber had struck a local court in Charsadda’s Shabqadar area last year in March, killing 17 people. That attack too was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahraar.

In January 2016, militants had attacked the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and shot dead 21 people.

Also read: Fear and panic in Peshawar amid high alert

Resurgence in terror attacks

Pakistan is experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.

In the last 10 days, over 100 people have killed in terror attacks in Sindh, Balochistan, KP, Fata and Punjab.

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