Pakistan: car rams into police truck killing at least seven, injuring 22 in Quetta
Friday, October 20, 2017
On Wednesday, at least seven people were killed and 22 were injured in [[Quetta, Balochistan province, Pakistan, after a car rammed into a truck carrying policemen. Abdur Razzaq Cheema, a police chief, said five police officials died in the incident and eight were critically injured.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, police official Muhammed Akbar said the incident took place on Saryab road. Sanaullah Zehri, chief minister of Balochi province, said, "it was a sucide attacker who appeared in a car with 70 to 80kg of explosives". Reuters reported Pakistani Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack.
Another police official was killed in a different part of the city. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for shooting and killing that official. They also claimed to have installed a bomb on the roadside. Officials said two Pakistani soldiers were killed due to that explosion.
At least five were killed in in a gunfire incident in Quetta last week. Earlier this month, more than a dozen were killed at a Sufi shrine in Balochistan in an alleged suicide attack.
- "Pakistan: At least 18 killed, others wounded in suicide attack at Balochistan Sufi shrine" — Wikinews, October 8, 2017
- Gul Yousafzai. "Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills 7" — Reuters, October 18, 2017
- Asad Hashim. "Roadside blast kills elite police in Pakistan's Quetta" — Al Jazeera, October 18, 2017
- "Hazara Shia Muslims attacked in Pakistan's Quetta" — Al Jazeera, October 9, 2017