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59 killed, 120 wounded in attack on Pakistani police academy

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

pakistan-attackAt least 59 people were killed and 120 others were wounded in a coordinated attack on a police academy in Quetta city, the provincial capital of Balochistan province of Pakistan.

According to the provincial officials, the attack was launched late on Monday night after a group of heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed the police academy.

The official further added that the most of the deaths were caused when two of the attackers detonated their suicide vests inside the academy while the third gunman was shot dead.

Provincial home minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the attack was carried out by three gunmen that left at least 44 dead and 18 wounded.

But the rescue official said Tuesday that the death toll has climbed to 59 while 120 others were wounded with several of them in critical condition.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack but the Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary FC in Balochistan, said the attack was likely carried out by Al-Alimi faction.

Al-Alimi faction of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi militant group is affiliated with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Afgan said, adding that the communication intercepts showed the attack was carried out by the same group.

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