11 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta

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Four policemen among 11 killed in suspected suicide bombing in Quetta






QUETTA: Eleven people, including four policemen, were killed and around a dozen injured after police attempted to stop the car of a suspected suicide bomber from targeting its offices on Gulistan Road early Friday.

Around 12 injured persons, along with the bodies, were shifted to Civil Hospital, according to hospital officials. Of the injured, nine are said to be policemen.

Talking to Geo News, Balochistan government spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar said, the suspected bomber, likely travelling in a 1986 Toyota Corolla, tried to break a security perimeter to target the police offices but blew up after policemen standing guard attempted to stop him.

Kakar said India is using terror as a tool against the people of Pakistan, adding that India is playing an extremely irresponsible role in Balochistan. :playball::playball:

Security officials also confirmed that the blast was the result of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device which exploded after the 'suspicious' driver was spotted by policemen.

Addressing the media earlier, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed that at least one policeman has lost his life in the incident but could not reveal his identity.

He added that they are examining CCTV footage to determine further details about the incident.

Security forces have cordoned off the site of the blast and are investigating after rescue services shifted the injured and deceased to hospital. Officials said body parts of the suspected bomber, strewn across the site of the blast, are being collected along with other evidence for forensic examination.








At least five people, including a policeman, were killed and around a dozen injured in an explosion near the inspector general of police office early Friday. Photo: Geo News


Balochistan government spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar said, based on initial investigation, that the incident was the result of a suicide car bombing. Photo: Geo News


Security forces have cordoned off the site of the blast. Photo: Geo News



About 14 people were injured in the explosion. Photo: Geo News


Security officials told Geo News nature of the blast has not been ascertained yet. Photo: Geo News


Footage of the incident showed two vehicles were badly damaged in the explosion. Photo: Geo News screen grab
 
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Passersby said the explosion was loud enough to be heard from a distance and shattered windows of nearby buildings. Photo: Geo News screen grab


The police are searching all the people entering the civil hospital. Photo: Geo News


Immediately after the explosion, security of Civil Hospital was tightened with police officers deployed at all entry and exit points of the premises. Photo: Geo News


The incident took place near Shuhada Chowk on Gulistan Road, opposite the police chief's office. Photo: Geo News


Pakistani medic volunteers move the body of a victim at the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. Photo: AFP


akistani security officials inspect the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. Photo: AFP


Pakistani police inspect the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. Photo: AFP





Senior government officials, including Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Anjum, also visited the site to oversee the investigation.

The incident took place near Shuhada Chowk on Gulistan Road, opposite the police chief's office. The area falls under a high security zone, with offices of senior police officials and Police Lines situated there.

Footage of the incident showed two vehicles badly damaged in the explosion, while debris lay scattered on the street.

Officials said the explosion was loud enough to be heard from a distance and shattered windows of nearby buildings.

Emergency has been declared at Civil Hospital as well as Bolan Medical Complex, said rescue officials.

Immediately after the explosion, security of Civil Hospital was tightened with police officers deployed at all entry and exit points of the premises.

The police are searching all the people entering the hospital. The deputy commissioner also visited the hospital to oversee the arrangements.

Extra security measures were already in place in the provincial capital, which has witnessed several attacks in the past, in light of Jumma-tul-Wida (today) and Eid-ul-Fitr.

Condemnations pour in
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the incident and expressed grief at the loss of lives. He demanded a report from the provincial government over the incident.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while condemning the attack, said that terrorists involved in the attack will be taken to task and all out efforts will be taken to eliminate terrorism. Those injured in the incident will be provided with best medical facilities for their treatment, he remarked.

Nation is resolved to finish the menace of terrorism from the country, he added.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai and former president Asif Ali Zardari,among others, condemned the attack and expressed grief over the loss of innocent lives.

Previous attacks in Quetta
Earlier this year, on February 13, a blast took place near the Saryab Bridge in Quetta killing two personnel of the bomb disposal squad and leaving 11 injured.

Later in March, an explosion targeting a security forces convoy occurred on Saryab Road. Four people were injured including three Frontier Corps personnel and a passer-by.

In August, last year, a suicide bomber targeted the emergency services ward at Civil Hospital, following the death of the president of the Balochistan High Court Bar Association, killing at least 70 people and leaving many wounded.

In October, the Supreme Court ordered an inquiry commission under Justice Qazi Faiz Esa to probe into the attack in which majority of those killed were lawyers.

The ensuing report of the one-man commission criticised the federal and provincial government for its "monumental failure to combat terrorism and perform basic protocols".

https://www.geo.tv/latest/146786-explosion-heard-near-igp-office-in-quetta
 

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To make the claim in new video released valid and authentic, their own agencies are behind this.
 

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what can i say terrorists are like snakes, they will bite you ass even after you feed them.

Russians know this, Americans know this(9/11, taliban and al-quida), Indias know this (LTTE), turkey knows this(ISIS) but it seems only Pakistanis are turning blind eye to this.

i wonder why we dont see any terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and Israel ?o_O
 

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i wonder why we dont see any terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and Israel ?o_O
There are no 'human' rights activists there.
If they indeed dare show up, they are dispatched to the next world pronto - in saudi openly and in israel behind walls.
 

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There are no 'human' rights activists there.
If they indeed dare show up, they are dispatched to the next world pronto - in saudi openly and in israel behind walls.
and that how we should deal with terrorists. frankly remove A370 and give us green signal to resettle in our homeland. just 500 to 5000 Rajputs of Kaushik,Kashyap and varma clans are enough for 70 million jihadis. Dogras are already there, maybe get some sikhs as well. like extra "cheez" :lol:
 

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13 killed in suicide attack on Quetta's Gulistan road
AP | Dawn.com | Syed Ali ShahUpdated about an hour ago

At least 13 people ─ including 6 policeman ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area on Friday morning, police said.

The injured were moved to Quetta's Civil Hospital, where an emergency was declared. Security was tightened across the city following the attack.

According to DawnNews, the blast occurred close to Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office.

The blast was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said police spokesman Shahzada Farhat.

TV footage showed several badly damaged cars and a road littered with broken glass.


Security personnel stand-by at the site of the blast after it was cordoned off.─DawnNews


Director General of Civil Defence Mohammad Aslam Tareen said 75 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the suicide attack.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema, while talking to media, said it had not been determined yet who was being targeted in the attack.

"This road sees a lot of traffic and movement; however the timing of the blast did not coincide with rush-hour traffic, so we are not sure of what was targetted," the DIG said.


Cars were badly damaged in the blast.─DawnNews


Security forces had reached the area soon after the bombing, cordoned it off and launched an initial investigation, DawnNews reported.

Anwarul Haq Kakar, a spokesman for the provincial government, said the bomb was planted in a moving car.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Kakar blamed India for the blast. He offered no evidence. :rofl::rofl::rofl:




On Thursday, Pakistan said that Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and sabotage, had petitioned for mercy.

In a 'confessional' video released simultaneously with the announcement of Jadhav's appeal, the spy was heard saying that Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) sponsored various terrorist activities in Pakistan in order to disrupt economic activities linked to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Jadhav, who Pakistan said had crossed into Balochistan from neighbouring Iran, was arrested in March 2016 and sentenced to death in April.

Security challenges
Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions.

Earlier this month, three security officials were injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) seemingly targeted their vehicle in the Johan area of Kalat.

Days later, two navy sailors were martyred and at least three others were wounded when their vehicle was attacked in the Jiwani area of Gwadar district.

In May, at least 10 labourers were killed in Balochistan's Gwadar district when unidentified assailants opened fire at the construction site where they were working.


https://www.dawn.com/news/1341271
 

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Friday Bombanza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 

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