Updated: December 01, 2022, 05:19 AM IST
Islamabad [Pakistan]December 1 (API): A policeman and three civilians were killed in suicide attack near Balochistan Police in Pakistan truck in Baleli of Quetta area, media coordinator for in the area Department of Health, Dr. Wasim Beig, confirmed the number of deaths.
According to Dawn, media coordinator said that in in the attack27 people, including 20 policemen, were also injured.
Quetta Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Ghulam Azfar Mahesar told reporters on the spot of in attack what a blast took place next to the police truck that was on this is way to ensure the safety of polio workers.
“Because of the impact [of the blast], vehicle overturned and fell into a ditch,” he said.
official further stated that total of three vehicles we hit in the explosion in which the police were truck, Suzuki Mehran and Toyota Corolla. “Looking at crime scene and given that truck fell an estimated 25 kg of explosives were used [in the blast].”
Mahesar added that the wounded were transferred to the civilian hospital in Quetta, Dawn said.
Shortly after the attack, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility. for in attack.
The explosion happened a day after the gunman group called off his ceasefire with in government and asked his fighters to carry out terrorist attacks across the country.
According to the TTP, they called off ceasefire agreement with in government in June, according to Dawn.
“As military operations are ongoing against Mujahideen in different areas […] so it’s a must for you carry out attacks wherever possible in across the country,” the statement said.
TTP, a separate organization from the Taliban in Afghanistan, but sharing a similar Islamist ideology, responsible for hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths since the onset in 2007.
The decision, it says, was made after ” military organizations launched series of continuous attacks in Lakki Marwat area in Bannu. added statement.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the incident and instructed the authorities to launch an investigation into the incident. attack.
“Elimination of the polio virus in the country is one of the top priorities of in government and we will not rest until polio is completely eradicated,” promised Prime Minister Shehbaz, arguing that “evil elements” will always be fail harm anti-polio campaign in country.
In a statement released by Ivan-i-Sadr, President Arif Alvi condemned attack as well as extended Condolences to the families of the victims, according to Dawn.
He said that children were the most valuable asset and government was determined to protect them from diseases such as polio. “The state will not allow anti-social elements that interfere in in mission of complete eradication of polio, he promised.
The president also paid tribute police and health workers working for eradication of poliomyelitis (API)