At least 6 policemen martyred in suicide attack targeting police van in Quetta

April 24, 2018

QUETTA: At least six policemen were martyred while fifteen other sustained injuries in multiple suicide bombings in Quetta and Mian Gundi areas, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported Tuesday.

The media-wing of army stated that two suicide bombers were killed by security personnel in Mian Ghundi while a third suicide bomber detonated his vest near police van on airport road.

The Civil Defence DG has confirmed that all were suicide attacks. He said two suicide bombers loaded with 8 to 10 kilograms of explosives attacked the FC post.

As per details, all injured have been shifted to Quetta Chief Military Hospital (CMH). Sources say situation of two injured is critical.

Bomb disposal squad and rescue teams rushed to blast site whereas law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area.

The bomb disposal squad has cleared the area after conducting a search-and-sweep drill.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly condemned terrorist attacks on security personnel in Quetta.

In December 2017, a suicide attack on the city’s Bethel Memorial Methodist Church left at least nine people dead and 43 others injured. In November, a police officer lost his life in a gun attack on the city’s Nawan Kali area.

Gunmen kill 60 in attack on Quetta police training center. In one of the deadliest attacks in the city’s history, in October 2016, terrorists wearing suicide jackets killed at least 60 police cadets in an attack on Quetta’s police training center.

Five to six terrorists had stormed into the police training centre at Sariyab Road and targeted at least 60 security officials after taking them hostage under the cover of aerial fire. NNI/Agencies