Three people have been killed while ten others sustained severe wounds as a powerful blast on Saturday targeted Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle near bus stand at Saryab Road in Quetta. Last week, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Hamid Shakeel Durrani among three officers embraced martyrdom in a suicide blast in Quetta’s Chaman Housing Scheme.
The targeted attacks against the law enforcement agencies have been on the rise. Last month, seven people, including six policemen, were killed in a blast. In August fifteen people, including eight soldiers, were martyred when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck near the Pishin bus stop in Quetta. Earlier in June, 14 people including seven policemen lost their lives in a suicide blast in Quetta’s Gulistan Road area. Last year in October in a major attack terrorist stuck at police training college in Quetta killing 61 cadets.
Sudden rise in terrorist attacks in the city show that a lot more needs to be done to eliminate militants. The involvement of hostile foreign agencies in terror activities in the province is also a reality but ensuring that these hostile agencies are eliminated completely from the province is also the job of the state.