Quetta Terror Attack: More than 60 killed, many injured

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Militants attacked a police academy in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan on Monday night and more than 60 people have been killed and more than 116 people are injured.

Three militants have been killed. This attack has been one of the most deadliest attacks in Pakistan.

The terror attack began around 9:30 pm on Monday, two attackers shot the guard on the front gate and entered the complex and others climbed the wall of the training centre.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti informed about the operation being conducted against the terrorists which have been completed by security forces who fought boldly against the terrorists. Bugti narrated that almost 700 police recruits were present at the time of the attack.

Dawn news, a Pakistani news portal, quoted Major General Sher Afgan as “There were three terrorists and all of them were wearing suicide vests.”

“Two suicide attackers blew themselves up, which resulted in casualties, while the third one was shot dead by our troops,” he added.

Afgan also narrated that the attackers were walking on the directions from Afghanistan and through investigation, it has come out that terrorists were associated with Laskar-e-Jhangvi Ali Almi.

Inside the training centre, three major explosions were heard. After this, the police and army personnel have surrounded the region in large number as the operation continues.  An emergency has been declared at hospitals around the provincial capital.

The training centre is situated on Sariab Road, which is one of the most sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants have been targeting security forces in the area for almost a decade.

Earlier in August, a suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital killed 73 persons. The attack was later claimed by the Islamic State group and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.

Wefornews Bureau

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