59 Killed And 118 Injured In Pakistan Police Academy Attack
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At least 59 people were killed and 118 injured when militants attacked a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, late Monday night, government officials said.

Major General Sher Afgan, Chief of the Paramilitary Frontier Corps, told reporters Tuesday that Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-jhangvi was behind the attack -- an al Qaeda-linked militant group that has repeatedly carried out deadly attacks on the country's Shiite Muslim minority in recent years.

One attacker was killed by security forces; two others died when they detonated bombs they were carrying, said Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister for Balochistan province, where Quetta is located. He added the assault ended in the early hours of Tuesday.

The attackers targeted a hostel at the academy where as many as 700 police cadets live. Two hundred cadets were rescued Monday night, Bugti said.
Five or six "terrorists entered the training school and (went) straight to the hostel where they took cadets hostage," the Pakistani army said in a statement.

Pakistani army soldiers arrive at the Balochistan Police Training College in Quetta after militants attacked the police academy.

25 Oct, 2016 0 512
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