Suicide attack on Quetta police truck leaves 3 dead, dozens wounded

Suicide attack on Quetta police truck leaves 3 dead, dozens wounded

Quetta (Staff Report/Agencies): At least three people including a policeman died in a suicide blast targeting a police truck in Quetta’s Baleli area on Wednesday.

According to police, three people including a woman were killed while more than 20 were injured in an explosion that targeted a truck of Frontier Constabulary. All the injured cops and civilians have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

Security force have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Earlier, At least 10 terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan’s Hoshab, says a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The IBO was conducted to clear a hideout of terrorists linked to firing incidents targeting security forces and civilians, along with planting improvised explosive devices on the Gwadar-Hoshab (M-8) Road, the statement read.

“As security forces were in the process of establishing blocking positions after identification of 12-14 terrorists’ location, terrorists opened fire on the forces.

“During the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, 10 terrorists have been killed while one terrorist has been apprehended in injured condition. Two terrorists managed to escape,” the ISPR.

The military also recovered a heavy cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices.