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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Six killed in series of blasts at Pak police academy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Islamabad, 12 May, ( At least six people were killed and 14 injured in a series of explosions at a Police Academy on Thursday. Southwestern Pakistan, police and hospital sources said. Five blasts occurred in quick succession in the firing range of a police training school in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

The attack took place as 52 police officers were doing anti-terrorism training in the range.

A hospital official said he had received six bodies and 13 wounded. "More wounded persons are being brought," he said.

Balochistan's police chief Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqoob said the bombs were made from land mines. Quetta's senior police official, Wazir Nasar, said they had been wired together to detonate in series.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but to suspects were detained near the scene and taken for questioning.

Pakistan Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani strongly condemning this dastardly act of terrorism said it is highly deplorable that innocent people are targeted by the terrorists.

The Minister said it would be ensured that lives of the people are not endangered by the terrorists whose sole purpose is to hamper country's progress and development.

The Minister said such heinous acts are also a challenge for the government and vowed that the terrorists would be dealt with sternly. He said those involved would be exposed and held accountable. He said government has taken all necessary measures and steps to ensure law and order.

The Inspector General Police Balochistan, Chaudhry Yaqub confirmed that six policemen were killed and fourteen injured in a training area when blasts took place. He said investigations have been launched into incident.

- Asian Tribune -

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