3 FC personnel martyred, 20 injured in Quetta suicide bomb blast, TTP claims responsibility

QUETTA: At least three people were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide bomber ripped himself off at a vehicle of paramilitary troops in Quetta on Sunday morning.

The incident happened at about 7:30 AM when the bomber hit his explosive-laden motorbike into one of the vehicles of the Frontier Corps (FC) convoy, on the outskirts of the city.

Police sources said that the FC convoy was assigned to provide security to the minority ethnic group of the Hazara community in the city, and it was on its routine patrolling when it came under attack.

The injured people including FC personnel and passersby were shifted to a nearby hospital where several of them were said to be in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for carrying out a suicide attack on Frontier Corps (FC) convoy on Mastung Road, Quetta.

“Our Mujahid targeted the FC personnel with an explosive jacket and explosive-laden motorcycle,” said in a statement.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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