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Suicide Attack in Pakistan’s Quetta kills 8 Policemen, 23 gets injured

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At least eight policemen were killed and total 23 others injured on Tuesday in Three separate suicide attacks within an hour targeting security personnel in Pakistan’s restive south-western Balochistan province.

One suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police truck on Airport Road in the provincial capital Quetta, killing at least eight security personnel and injuring 15 others, rescue and security officials were quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.

“It is a suicide attack,” Balochistan police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari said.

Half an hour earlier, two suicide bombers struck a Frontier Corps (FC) check post on the outskirts of Quetta. Eight security personnel were injured in the attack.

He said while one suicide bomber was killed immediately the other was able to detonate himself before being gunned down.

The dead and injured were shifted to a local hospital as security forces cordoned off the area and launched search for the militants.

In recent weeks, the militants have also stepped up attacks on the members of the minority Christian and Shia Hazara Muslim communities in Quetta.

By: HT

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