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Bomb Attack in Balochistan Kills 2 Police Officers, Injures 2 Others

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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Two police officers were killed and two others critically injured when a bomb attached to the police vehicle went off in Khuzdar city of Balochistan on Saturday, according to local sources.

The explosion took place when the vehicle was patrolling the area near Jhalawan Complex, police officials stated.

“Unknown people had placed a magnetic bomb on the police vehicle, and detonated with a remote control, resulting in the death and injury of four security personnel,” Fahad Khosa, Khuzdar’s senior superintendent of police said.

Following the terror attack, security forces launched a search operation in and around Khuzdar town to trace the elements in the bomb attack, and avoid similar incidents.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has condemned the blast and directed the authorities to take all possible measures to arrest the culprits who have been behind the incident.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far, however, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) have launched several attacks targeting security personnel in the Balochistan province of Pakistan in the past.

Since the outlawed TTP ended its unilateral ceasefire with the Pakistani government in November, the militant group has increased attacks across Pakistan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan in particular in the past months. The militant group has targeted police officers, army personnel, and Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) officials.

The threats of terrorism and militancy have unprecedentedly increased in Pakistan since the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Many Pakistani political experts believe that TTP has hideouts in Afghanistan, and plans attacks on Pakistan from Afghan soil.

The recent visit of the Pakistan delegation to Kabul headed by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif was to discuss security concerns with the Afghan Taliban authorities and take decisive actions to fight against terrorism in the tribal areas between the two countries.

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