On 6th of March, suicide bombers rammed the southwestern province of Pakistan, Balochistan, leaving 9 people lifeless and injuring several others. The suicide strike took place in Sibbi, a small district some 160 km east of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.
A suicide bomber plunged a motorcycle into a police convoy in the southwestern province of Pakistan on Monday, leaving nine policemen dead and several others injured, an official spokesman said.
Another Enforcement Officer, Mehmood Khan, informed the news agencies that the strike came about in Sibbi, a district that is a few miles east of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Medical officials said at least 11 security personnel were wounded in the strike.
Agha Sami-ul-Lah, the second-in-command commissioner of Balochistan’s Kachhi district, told the media that the suicide attack took place on early Monday morning in the Kambri Bridge area of the city, nearly 160 km (93 miles) east of the provincial capital of Quetta. Sami-ul-Lah said the police convoy was carrying 20 associates of the Balochistan Constabulary, a wing of the provincial police force.
Kachhi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahmood Khan said that the victims were being rushed to a nearby hospital while bomb disposal squads and security personnel had arrived at the site. He further informed that the police officials were returning from a week-long cow show where they had been providing security. No extremist group has claimed responsibility yet for the suicide strike. “The police convoy was on its way back from Sibi district, where they had gone to perform duties at an ethnic festival, and was coming back to Quetta,” he informed the media agencies.
Mehmood Khan, a senior-most police official in Kachhi, stated that the victims of the suicide attack were rushed to the Command Military Hospital in Sibbi. Three of the victims are reported to be in a critical condition and are being treated at a hospital in Quetta.
Balochistan’s freedom struggle
Ethnic Baloch Free Fighters have been fighting the government of Pakistan for decades, accusing it of exploiting Balochistan’s abundant and richly supplied gas and mineral resources. Balochistan is home to a decades-old insurgency by ethnic Baloch rebel groups, who have been fighting the Pakistani state, accusing it of exploiting the province’s rich gas and mineral resources. No extremist outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the suicide strike attack, calling it a part of atrocious designs to create chaos and instability in the nation.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo staunchly said in a statement released after the deadly suicide strike that all such plots and conspiracies would be made unsuccessful with the public’s support.
Previous Suicide Strikes on Balochis
A massive bomb strike in Balochistan’s Barkhan city that killed at least five people and wounded 14 others happened last year. In early January, at least 13 people were badly wounded and several were charred to death after a severe explosion in a passenger train in the province’s Bolan district.
Through reliable sources, it is believed that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing strike in southwestern Pakistan, Balochistan, that left nine policemen dead on Monday. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for the suicide strike in Sibbi, Balochistan,” tweeted Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intel Group that tracks Islamist militants.
In the latest attack on security personnel in Pakistan, at least nine security officials were killed and 13 were left severley injured in an explosion in Pakistan’s agitated Balochistan province on Monday.
The blast occurred near a convoy of Balochistan Constabulary (BC) officials on the Kambri bridge on the Quetta-Sibi bypass, the media reported. Kachhi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mehmood Khan, said that the preliminary evidence suggests it was a suicide attack. However, he further stated that the exact nature of the blast could be ascertained after investigations.
Terror strikes amidst Severe economic crisis
Amidst crashing Economic crisis, political instability and grey labelled by the FATF, the countless suicide strikes and terror attacks on ignorant civilians are giving Pakistani executives sleepless nights. The government of Pakistan should understand the cause of the insurgency by the Balochis and recognize Balochistan as a separate state to halt further aggression by the young Balochi freedom fighters.
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