Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa kills 7; includes 5 customs officials

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Rescue 1122 services offloading bodies of Customs officials killed in TTP attack (Photo: X)

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has once again unleashed terror, this time targeting a customs officials in the Saggu area of Draban Tehsil in Dera Ismail Khan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has confirmed the deaths of five Pakistan Customs officials in the assault, including Officer Aslam Khan from Peshawar customs intelligence.

The attack also claimed the lives of two additional victims from Bannu district, including a 5-year-old child and a man who were unfortunate bystanders caught in the crossfire. A senior customs official highlighted the significance of the Saggu area, known as a hotspot for militant networks engaged in smuggling operations.

While taking the responsibility of the attack, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) alleged that its terrorists seized weapons from the customs officials during the assault. Following the devastating incident, a large-scale search operation has been initiated in the region to apprehend the perpetrators.

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