KARACHI (Online) – The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on Sindh High Court Justice Baqar Maqbool’s convoy in Karachi which killed eight security men and injured the judge.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the Taliban also carried out attacks on the local peace council chief in Bannu and a police officer in Peshawar.
“We claim responsibility for the attack on the Sindh High Court judge as he had delivered verdicts against Muslims and particularly the Mujahideen,” the TTP spokesman told media outlets via phone.
He said the judge was also part of the “secular system” and the attack was completely in line with the Taliban policy to target all those who are part of the system.
Earlier in the morning, 9 people were killed and 14 others sustained injuries, including a senior judge who was critically injured in a bomb explosion at Burns Road, Karachi.
Police said Sindh High Court Justice Baqar Maqbool’s convoy was the target of the attackers. They added that explosive material was planted on a motorbike.