At least three paramilitary guards were killed in a suicide bomb blast in Pakistan’s Quetta on Sunday. According to a report, a motorbike blew himself up near the Afghan border in a crowded area. The incident took place amid the report of Pakistani army involvement in the Panjshir clash against the Resistance group. A local official told that 20 people have also injured in the incident.
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Confirming the incident, the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said that the attack had targeted the Sohana Khan FC check-post at Mastung Road on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan has condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to the victim families.
According to local media reports, Pakistan Taliban claimed the responsibility, saying that at least 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the attack.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Condemn the TTP suicide attack on FC checkpost, Mastung road, Quetta. My condolences go to the families of the martyrs & prayers for the recovery of the injured. Salute our security forces & their sacrifices to keep us safe by thwarting foreign-backed terrorists' designs.</p>— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1434413267028348932?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>