Pakistan Suicide Bomb Attack, 9 Dead & 16 Injury
8 March 2023 01:39
A suicide bomber killed nine police officers and wounded 16 others in an attack on their truck in southwestern Pakistan on Monday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
the incident took place near Dhadar, the main town of the kachhi district about 120 kilometers Southeast of Quetta in Balochistan.
According to senior police official Abdul Hai Aamir, the suicide bomber was riding a motorbike and hit the truck from behind.
He added that the killed officers were returning from a week-long cattle show, where they had been providing security.
The IS Group claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement on its Amaq news agency late Monday night.
Pakistani security forces have been battling a years-long insurgency by militants in Balochistan, who demand a bigger share of the province's wealth, as well as attacks by the Pakistan Taliban.