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60 dead, 100 injured in terror attack on Pak police academy in Quetta , Afghan terror links suspected

Major General Sher Afgan, Chief Of The Paramilitary Frontier Corps, Told Reporters Tuesday That The Attackers Appeared To Be In Contact With Handlers In Afghanistan. He Said The Attackers Belonged To The Banned Lashker-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi Group, An Islamic Militant Group Affiliated With Al-Qaida.

Agencies | Updated on: 25 Oct 2016, 12:10:35 PM
 At 44 killed, 3 terrorist gunned down during attack on Pakistan police academy (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi:

Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, told reporters Tuesday that the attackers appeared to be in contact with handlers in Afghanistan. He said the attackers belonged to the banned Lashker-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi group, an Islamic militant group affiliated with al-Qaida.

In a gruesome terror attack on Pakistan police academy in Quetta, at least 60 people were killed and over 100 others injured even as 3 terrorists were gunned down by security forces. 

The three terrorists, believed to be from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Alami, had stormed the centre’s hostel on Saryab Road at around 11:10 PM last night, triggering an operation by Pakistani security forces who managed to rescue all the cadets from the academy.

Balochistan province’s home minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti told reporters that there were around 700 police cadets and recruits in the college hostel when the attack took place.

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First Published : 25 Oct 2016, 06:39:00 AM

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