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5 security personnel among 12 injured in terrorist attack in SW Pakistan

Breaking News2018-01-03

At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported. Pakistani soldiers stand guard near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported. According to the reports, two unknown gunmen opened fire at a security check post of Frontier Corps (FC) in Baleli area of Quetta, the capital of the country's southwest Balochistan Province. In retaliatory fire from the security troopers, the two attackers were shot dead soon after they launched the attack. An intensive fire exchange took place between the two sides in which at least five security personnel and seven passer-bys sustained injuries. Ambulances are seen near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported. Police, rescue teams and additional contingents of security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to the hospital. Pakistani soldiers arrive at an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Some local media reports said it was a suicide attack. However, no official has confirmed it so far. The outlawed group of Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

 Pakistani soldiers stand guard near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Pakistani soldiers stand guard near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

According to the reports, two unknown gunmen opened fire at a security check post of Frontier Corps (FC) in Baleli area of Quetta, the capital of the country's southwest Balochistan Province.

In retaliatory fire from the security troopers, the two attackers were shot dead soon after they launched the attack.

An intensive fire exchange took place between the two sides in which at least five security personnel and seven passer-bys sustained injuries.

 Ambulances are seen near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Ambulances are seen near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Police, rescue teams and additional contingents of security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to the hospital.

Pakistani soldiers arrive at an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Pakistani soldiers arrive at an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Some local media reports said it was a suicide attack. However, no official has confirmed it so far.

The outlawed group of Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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