Five police personnel were martyred in the third suicide bombing in Quetta:ISPR

Islamabad Politics Report: Six police personnel were martyred in the third suicide bombing in Quetta Tuesday evening.

The latest suicide bombing, on the city’s Airport Road, left 14 other police personnel injured.

Two suicide bombers were earlier killed by the security forces in the city’s Mian Ghundi area, said the military’s media wing.

The bombers had attempted to target a Frontier Corps post near the Western Bypass.

The area was cordoned off immediately after the incident.

In the first attack, eight members of paramilitary FC were wounded when two suicide bombers struck their check-post in Mian Ghundi area.

Minutes later, a suicide bomber hit a police van on Airport Road, killing five cops.

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.

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

The injured have been taken to CMH hospital.

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.

Moazam Jah Ansari, Quetta´s police chief, said the bombing of the police truck was so powerful that the vehicle overturned.

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

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti condemned the attack and said “the sacrifices of our martyrs stand tall against the vile ideologies that condone terror.”

The minister blamed Kabul for terror attacks in Pakistan and said “till the safe havens of terrorists prevail in Afghanistan, peace can’t be guaranteed in Pakistan.”

 

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