Taliban/Sipah-e-Sahaba attack Dera Ismail Khan once again

5 killed in DI Khan blast
Updated at: 1120 PST, Monday, January 26, 2009 (The News)

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Five people have been killed and several injured in Dera Ismail Khan blast on Monday.

According to reports, the blast occurred outside town hall at circular road. A car and a motorbike were parked at the spot of the blast. It is however unclear whether the bomb was planted in a car or motorbike.

Police and high officials of administration have reached the scene of the blast whereas security forces have cordoned off the area. The injured have been shifted to hospital where six reported in a critical condition.

President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Adviser to the Prime on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik have denounced the attack.

Terrorist organization Sipah-e-Sahaba (alias Laskar-e-Jhangavi)has previously conducted a number of suicide attacks/bomb blasts targeting the Shia population of Dera Ismail Khan. These two organizations are part of the greater Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban.