QUETTA – The banned terror organisation TTP targeted a security forces check post, wounding five law enforcers.
It was learnt that the powerful explosion was heard from several kilometers the from Quetta Police Lines area.
Following the latest attack amid terror resurgence, armed forces personnel rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.
Plumes of dust and frenzy among the security personnel were captured in clips doing rounds on social media and the clips shared by local residents also show rescue vehicles reaching the site to shift the injured.
One Soldier embraced shahadat while 7 soldiers I jured in a explosion on a Quick Response Force vehicle at the gate of a CP in Quetta.
The nature of the blast yet to be ascertained
Note: Withholding names of the Martyred soldier & injured soldiers & CP pic.twitter.com/4ZrfcedUnh
— Farzana Shah (@Jana_Shah) February 5, 2023
As the rescue operation was started, the injured were moved to the Civil Hospital in the provincial capital.
Visuals after blast in #Quetta pic.twitter.com/Zb3MobMXCy
— Dr.AmbreenSikanderAhmad (@AmbreenS_Ahmad) February 5, 2023
Soon after the latest terror attack, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the group which is on a rampage, claimed responsibility for the blast in a statement, saying security officials were targeted in the attack.
The recent incident comes days after the ghastly attack in Peshawar police lines where more than 100 people were killed.
The fifth most populous country has seen a fresh wave of terrorism, with Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remaining under attack.
In last couple of months, TTP has conducted scores of attacks after formally ending the ceasefire with Islamabad last year.