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Pakistan: 59 killed, 118 injured after attack on police college in Quetta01:44

Pakistan: 59 killed, 118 injured after attack on police college in Quetta

Pakistan, Quetta
October 25, 2016 at 08:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage shows cadets leaving the police college compound in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, Tuesday, after 59 people were killed and a further 118 injured as three gunmen stormed the compound, opening fire and detonating bombs.

Two of the attackers were reportedly killed after detonating suicide bomb vests, with the third killed by security forces during an operation which reportedly lasted several hours.

Nobody has yet claimed the attack but Pakistani officials suspect that the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant organisation are behind the attack.

The same compound has come under attack by militants twice previously. In 2006, six police men were killed following five strong explosions and in 2008, militants fired rockets and stormed the academy.

Pakistan: 59 killed, 118 injured after attack on police college in Quetta01:44
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Footage shows cadets leaving the police college compound in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, Tuesday, after 59 people were killed and a further 118 injured as three gunmen stormed the compound, opening fire and detonating bombs.

Two of the attackers were reportedly killed after detonating suicide bomb vests, with the third killed by security forces during an operation which reportedly lasted several hours.

Nobody has yet claimed the attack but Pakistani officials suspect that the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant organisation are behind the attack.

The same compound has come under attack by militants twice previously. In 2006, six police men were killed following five strong explosions and in 2008, militants fired rockets and stormed the academy.

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