TTP splinter group claims responsibility for Karachi bus attack

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Islamabad, May 13: Jundullah, a splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the bus attack in Pakistan, media reported.

Ahmed Marwat, a spokesman for Jundullah has claimed responsibility for the bus attack near Safoora Chowk area in port city of Karachi, Dawn online reported.

The group has targeted Shia minorities and foreign tourists in the past as well. In November last year, the group had pledged support to Islamic State (ISIS).

Karachi attack: TTP claims responsiblity

Atleast 43 people were killed and 13 others injured when eight gunmen stormed the bus and opened fire on members of the Ismaili community on Wednesday.

Gunmen used 9mm pistols in the massacre. The attackers managed to flee after the attack.

Read More: Pakistan: 43 killed, 20 injured as gunmen open fire in Karachi

In the past, the group has claimed several attacks including a blast near the Wagah border in November 2014 and the July 2013 attack on the compound of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Sukkur.

Jundullah has also claimed the several attacks on polio workers across the country.

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