At least four people have died and several others wounded in a suspected suicide bombing in a marketplace in the city of Bannu in northwest Pakistan. The incident occurred around 10am local time on Thursday.
According to officials, the bombing occurred near a hotel in Bannu’s Pir Qamaruddin market, where a large gathering of people had gathered. Witnesses said that the attacker had a bag full of explosives and detonated them when he was close to the crowd.
The injured have been shifted to the district headquarters hospital for medical treatment. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but security forces are investigating and have sealed off the area.
Pakistan has seen several terrorist attacks in recent years, including a suicide bombing at a marketplace in Quetta in August 2019 that killed at least five people.