Khyber Agency : At least six people were killed and 56 injured in a suicide blast in Khyber Agency 's Jamrud Bazaar today.

The suicide bomber struck near a local government office in Jamrud Bazaar area. The injured were shifted to Hayatabad hospital. Ten injured are said to be in critical condition.

Officials said, a second bomb planted outside the office of the assistant political agent was found and defused, about an hour after the first explosion.

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Police agent Khyber Agency spoke to journalists said that the suicide bomber carried out the attack.

Line Officer Tahsen Ullah was also injured in the attack however his condition is out of danger. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.