23 DIE IN PAKISTAN ARMY BASE ATTACK, SAYS OFFICIAL
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on December 12, 2023
A suicide bombing at a Pakistan army base today resulted in the tragic loss of at least 23 lives, according to reports. The attack, claimed by militants affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, targeted a base in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the Afghan border.
Early reports indicate that an explosive-laden suicide vehicle detonated at a school building that had been repurposed as a military base. This resulted in significant casualties, with 27 people sustaining injuries in addition to the 23 confirmed fatalities.
The incident has sparked widespread condemnation and concern. While official statements from the Pakistan army are still pending, this attack highlights the ongoing security challenges faced by the nation.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the families of those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. We stand in solidarity with the people of Pakistan as they navigate this difficult time.