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Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Kills 9 Policemen, Injures 13 Others

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi is a journalist and editor for Khaama Press. You may follow him @nizamrezahi on Twitter.

At least nine police officers were killed and 13 others injured in a bomb attack that took place in Bolan city of Balochistan province, according to several sources.

Mahmood Notezai, Kachhi Senior Superintendent of police confirmed the incident and the casualties left behind from the terror attack in the Bolan area of Balochistan.

Mr. Notezai said, “the constabulary van was on its way to Quetta from Sibi when the explosion occurred on the Kambri bridge, which resulted in the death and injury of scores of police personnel.”

It is believed that a suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed his vehicle into the police van, however, the exact nature of the incident will be ascertained after investigations, according to sources.

The injured police personnel has been shifted to a hospital, and investigations are underway. No one has claimed the responsibility for the brutal attack so far.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan sharing a border with Afghanistan, are the two provinces that have witnessed a sharp rise in terror activities. Since the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) called off its unilateral ceasefire with the Pakistani government last November, the group has intensified its attacks in KP, Balochistan, and other parts of Pakistan, resulting in the death of scores of innocent civilians and security officials.

Furthermore, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) based in Balochistan has reportedly joined hands with the TTP and other militant groups, targeting police officers, Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), and military personnel in different parts of Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the terror attack on the police van in the strongest terms and paid tribute to the velour of the martyred policemen. He has instructed the security agencies to take every necessary step to fight terrorism in the country.

In the recent past, a senior Pakistan delegation headed by the Defense Minister Khawaja Asif had traveled to Kabul and discussed security concerns with Afghan Taliban authorities. The expectations from the Kabul visit seem not to have been any different from the previous ones. The terror groups continue launching attacks on Pakistan, mostly in Balochistan and KP.

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