More than 50 Policemen have been killed in the Quetta attack. The attack on Police Training Centre began last night around 11pm when 3 suicide bombers entered the premises, according to the IG FC. The Interior minister of Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti while talking to media said that three terrorists entered the premises and as a result of firing one was shot dead. The others blew themselves up. This attack led to more than 50 policemen being killed and more than 100 injured in the attack.
More than 200 hostages were rescued in the operation that lasted 3 hours.
200 plus rescued Alhamdo lillha
— Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) October 24, 2016
Inspector General FC, while briefing the media said that the Quetta attack was carried out by Lashkar e Jhangvi terrorists and the attackers were in contact with their handlers in Afghanistan. Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri stated that terrorists attacked Police Centre which is at the edge of Quetta, after failing to hit a target in the capital as security was on high alert due to a threat a few days back.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also condemned the attack and asked to ensure the safety of those at the college.
وزیراعظم نواز شریف کی پولیس ٹریننگ سینٹر پر حملے کی شدید مذمت وزیراعظم کا زیرتربیت پولیس اہلکاروں کی حفاظت پر تشویش کا اظہار pic.twitter.com/nROoh285VN
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) October 24, 2016
Pakistanis and people around the world took to twitter condemning and sharing their views on the attack.
10 yrs nw since I’ve bn anchoring/reporting, nvr heard of any othr road whch hs seen more terorism relatd incidents than Saryab Road #Quetta
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) October 24, 2016
— Sohail Cheema MD (@sohailcheemamd) October 24, 2016
The Afghan sentiment. Petty. Small. Pathetic. https://t.co/opGlmfx1gq
— Daaniyal (@le_Sabre) October 24, 2016
Dear Raw, this is Pakistani Army not Indian Army which takes over 8 days to clear their own Airforce base and hostel.#Quetta
— Mughal RoxXx™ (@Ahmedmughalrox) October 24, 2016
Many are blaming India for this cowardly Quetta attack. Indian hand in Balochistan is already exposed after Kulbhushan Yadav’s arrest and confessions