3 killed, 20 wounded in Quetta suicide bombing

Three people were killed and 20 others wounded in a suicide attack on a security checkpoint in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Sunday.

The suicide bombing targeted a Frontier Constabulary check-post on the Mastung road in Quetta, the provincial capital, a senior police officer said.

Azhar Akram, deputy inspector-general of Quetta police, told reporters 18 of the injured were security personnel and two bystanders. He feared the number of fatalities could increase

While denouncing the bomb attack, claimed by Pakistani Taliban, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove strongly sought a report from relevant authorities.

He acknowledged: “Security forces have rendered countless sacrifices in the war on terrorism.” The war would continue until peace was restored completely, he promised.

Less than two weeks ago, three Levies personnel were killed when their vehicle struck a landmine in the Ziarat district of the province.

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