Pakistani Taliban bomber blows himself up in Balochistan; 4 Security Personnel Killed

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The attack targeted a Frontier Corps (FC) check post on the Mastung road in Quetta, the provincial capital, deputy inspector General of Quetta police Azhar Akram said. He told reporters that an initial investigations suggested that the suicide bomber drove an explosives laden motorcycle into a vehicle carrying Frontier Corps.
“The bomb disposal squad has estimated that the motorcycle was laden with 6kg of explosives,” he said. Akram confirmed that four people were killed in the blast while 20 others, 18 soldiers and 2 bystanders, were injured. “Some of the injured people are in a critical condition and the casualties could rise.”
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack sending a grim signal that the change of government in Kabul might not end the woes of Pakistan as the country looks towards the Taliban to rein in the TTP rebels who are hiding in Afghanistan.
According to security forces, the vehicle targeted in the attack was providing security to vegetable sellers belonging to the Hazara community of the province. Condemning the attack, PM Imran Khan took to Twitter to offer condolences to the families of those killed.
“Condemn the TTP suicide attack on FC check post. My condolences go to the families of the martyrs & prayers for the recovery of the injured. Salute our security forces & their sacrifices to keep us safe by thwarting foreign-backed terrorists’ designs,” he said in a tweet.

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