Quetta Terrorist Attack ; Death in Police Academy Rises to 61, 117 injured

QUETTA: At least 61 police recruits embraced martyrdom and 117 were injured in an audacious attack by the militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami at the Police Training College on Sariab road, here on Tuesday.

The attack began at around 11:10 pm Monday, with gunfire continuing to ring out at the site for several hours. Security forces were able to clear the area after five hours and the entry, exit routes were opened for traffic in the morning.

An emergency was imposed across hospitals in Quetta. The injured cadets were admitted into Quetta Civil Hospital and Bolan Medical Complex for medical treatment.

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