Quetta: At least three paramilitary troop’s people were killed, and approximately 20 got severely injured after a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in Pakistan’s Quetta. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility for the attack and claim that they killed 25 people in the suicide bomb attack.
The blast took place at a checkpoint controlled by the paramilitary Frontier Corps, on Quetta-Mastung Road, the capital of Baluchistan province, according to reports.
The suicide bomber had rammed his motorcycle into the vehicle of a law enforcement agency at the check post. Three paramilitary guards were killed at the scene.
“Condemn the TTP suicide attack on FC check post, Mastung Road, Quetta. My condolences go to the families of the martyrs & prayers for the recovery of the injured. Salute our security forces & their sacrifices to keep us safe by thwarting foreign-backed terrorists’ designs,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove also condemned the attack and sought a report.
“Security forces have given countless sacrifices in the war against terrorism. The whole nation is indebted to the martyrs. We are fighting the terrorists with our full strength and will continue to do so. These violent attacks will not lower the morale of the forces,” he said.