Imran Khan condemns loss of lives in Pakistan blast

Randolph Lopez
October 19, 2017

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a vehicle carrying police in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six officers and wounding almost two dozen other people, officials said.

According to media reports, the bomb exploded at Sibbi Phattak near police vehicle.

Talking to media following an explosion on the Sibi road Home Minister said that they are in the state of war and Pakistan is fighting with bravery the war against militants and Inshallah we will emerge victorious.

Security forces have reached the location and cordoned off the area, and a security sweep is underway, he said.

He said the war against terrorism was not over and would go on until the last terrorist was eliminated. He further said that a forensic team from Lahore would arrive in Quetta tomorrow (Thursday) to aid in the probe.

Initial investigation suggested that some 50 kilogrammes of explosive was used in the explosion, added police.

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Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan killed two troops. Terror attacks can not shake our unflinching national resolve against terrorism and extremism, reiterated the premier while paying rich tributes to the police officials who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. He said that following the success of operation Zarbe-Azab now the enemies are making cowardice attacks from Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also condemned the attack and directed authorities to provide best medical treatment to the injured.

Members of the minority Shiite community and security forces are frequently attacked by militants in the province.

A local commander of the Pakistani Taliban, Sharyar Mahsud, said his men were responsible for the attack. Balochistan has faced many such attacks in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks. In August this year, a massive suicide explosion, targeting Pakistan Army personnel in Quetta, killed 15 people, including seven civilians.

Earlier in June, 14 people - including seven policemen - lost their lives in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.

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