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Suicide attack in Pakistan’s Quetta city, 3 including 1 police officer killed, 23 injured

According to reports, 3 Including 1 police officer killed in a suicide blast in Quetta near Pakistan's Balochistan province on Wednesday. The blast site has been cordoned off and further investigation is underway.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Quetta: Pakistan’s army and police have once again come under the target of terrorists. A suicide attack has been carried out on a police truck in Quetta city. A policeman and a child have died in this attack. At the same time, a total of 24 people including 20 policemen are said to be injured.

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Suicide attack took place in the Baleli area of ​​Quetta. As soon as the information about the incident was received, the police and the rescue team reached the spot. The injured have been admitted to the nearest hospital for treatment.

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Quetta’s Deputy Inspector General Ghulam Azfar Mahesar told that the blast was targeted at the police truck. It has become clear in the initial investigation itself that it was a suicide attack. The remains of the suicide bomber have also been found from the spot. He said that due to the explosion, the police truck overturned and fell into the ditch.

DIG Mehsar told that a policeman was martyred after falling into the ditch after being crushed under the truck. About 20 policemen and 4 local citizens have been injured. The condition of two of the injured policemen is critical.

A day before, Pakistan’s terrorist organization Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had ordered its terrorists to attack all over Pakistan. This created panic in Pakistan.

TTP’s bases are in the tribal areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The aim of TTP is to overthrow the elected government of Pakistan so that it can implement Islamic Sharia law there. For this, TTP directly attacked Pakistani army many times to destabilize Pakistan and killed many Pakistani leaders.

TTP usually uses suicide bombers, under which it has killed thousands of Pakistani army soldiers, civilians. Baitullah Masood, the founding leader of TTP, publicly took responsibility for the attack on the Police Academy in Lahore on 30 March 2009. In this attack, the attackers opened fire on the crowd of police recruits with automatic machine guns, in which eight were killed and 100 were injured.

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