12 injured in terrorist attack in SW Pakistan

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, January 3, 2018
Adjust font size:

At least 12 people including five security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at a checkpoint in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday evening, local Urdu TV Channel Dunya reported.

Pakistani soldiers stand guard near an attack site in Quetta, Pakistan, on Jan. 2, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

According to the reports, two unknown gunmen opened fire at a security check post of Frontier Corps (FC) in Baleli area of Quetta, the capital of the country's southwest Balochistan Province.

In retaliatory fire from the security troopers, the two attackers were shot dead soon after they launched the attack.

An intensive fire exchange took place between the two sides in which at least five security personnel and seven passer-bys sustained injuries.

Police, rescue teams and additional contingents of security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to the hospital.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Some local media reports said it was a suicide attack. However, no official has confirmed it so far.

The outlawed group of Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter