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12 cadets martyred, 4 terrorists killed in Quetta attack

Quetta: At least 12 police recruits martyred, 4 terrorists killed and more than 100 people wounded after a group of terrorists stormed the Police Training College located on Sariab road in Balochistan here on Monday night.

According to the latest reports, the Pak Army and officials of Frontier Corps (FC), in an operation, have rescued 250 cadets who were held hostage by the terrorists inside the Police Training College.
Moreover, five soldiers of the army have been wounded in the operation conducted by Pak Army and Frontier Corps against the terrorists.

According to the details, some 5 to 6 unknown terrorists entered the hostel of the Police Training Center and opened fire on the cadets, the Inter services Public Relation reported.

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A police truck is seen at a gate to the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta,


Moreover, the media reported that a bomb blast has also been heard in the vicinity while later reports claimed that a terrorist hit himself with heavy explosive material.

The details revealed that heavy contingents of Pak Army, police and Frontier Corps reached the spot and surrounded the vicinity.

It is pertinent to mention here that Police Training School occupies the area of 10-acre and located in Sariab road in Balochistan.

On the other hand, Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri said terrorists attacked the training center located in the suburbs of Quetta. He added that there were prior intelligence reports of an attack and security was put on high alert.

He informed that the security forces have entered the center and soon these terrorists would be demolished.
Due to high security across the provincial capital, these terrorists went for the police college in a suburban area, he added.

Separately, a recruit who witnessed the entire situation said nearly four militants barged into the training center around 9:30pm and opened indiscriminate fire.

Sources said the attackers also lobbed three crackers which resulted in a fire breaking out inside the center.
Moreover, the injured people have been shifted to civil hospital of Quetta.

In the meantime, a state of emergency has been imposed in the hospitals across the province while holidays of doctors have been annulled by the government; Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti informed the media.

According to the sources, no group has yet claimed responsibility of the attack.