ISLAMABAD (Reuters/AFP) A Taliban suicide bomber killed eight people outside a key Pakistan Air Force facility on Friday, with officials quick to deny suggestions the target was linked to the countrys nuclear programme. The bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at a checkpoint outside the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, some 75 kms northwest of Islamabad. Eight people were killed and 13 were wounded, three of them seriously, said Shaukat Sultan, head of the main government hospital in Kamra, scene of Fridays airbase attack. District police chief Fakhar Sultan said the attack in Kamra killed six civilians and two Pakistan Air Force personnel. The Air Force said 15 security staff were wounded and confirmed two of its personnel died when the bomber blew himself up at the checkpoint. We have found a mutilated face, as well as other body parts, including legs and arms of the bomber, said Fakhar. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the countrys nuclear infrastructure was safe and faced no threat from Taliban militants. An air force official was quick to dispel suggestions on Friday that the Kamra facility was linked to the weapons programme. Its nonsense. Its rubbish, the official told Reuters. The military has been a major target. On Thursday, in Islamabad, gunmen killed a brigadier who had been working in a UN peace mission in Sudan. His driver was also killed. On October 10, militants ambushed the army headquarters in Rawalpindi in an audacious attack claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) movement. Pakistan has vowed to crush the network, unleashing a major ground and air offensive targeting TTP in their South Waziristan stronghold along the Afghan border. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the latest attacks and vowed that the government would not waver in its resolve to root out terrorism with nearly 30,000 troops fighting against the TTP in South Waziristan. Tensions have soared in Pakistan, with civilians increasingly nervous of extremist bombings and millions of students kept at home this week as Pakistan shut all schools and colleges after a suicide attack Tuesday at a university. The Waziristan offensive presents Pakistan with its toughest fight to date against radicals accused of plotting attacks on the West and blamed for attacks that have killed 2,280 people in Pakistan in two years. Officials say more than 150 people, at least 137 militants and 18 soldiers, have been killed since the operation against an estimated 10,000 fighters began Saturday and more than 120,000 civilians have fled the war zone.