An attack on a police training academy in the Pakistan's Quetta city has found 44 people besides three militants dead, and more than 118 injured. This is one of the deadliest attack in the recent times.
"44 shaheed 118 inj #QuettaAttack (sic)," Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Balochistan province tweeted.
The attack has happened on the Balochistan Police College, 20 km from the province capital, at around 11:10 PM on Monday night, which triggered an operation by the Pakistani security forces that has rescued hundreds of cadets from the academy.
Two the militants had blown themselves up and one was killed in the exchange of fire with the security forces. "Security forces including the Frontier Corps and Pakistan Army light brigade have cleared 95 % of the college area," Bugti had said. There were 700 police cadets and recruits in the college hostel when the attack had taken place.
Frontier Corps IG, Major General Sher Afghan said that the three terrorists are believed to be from Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group affiliated to the Pakistani Taliban.
Bugti said that the injured people are mostly police cadets and security personnel, who had been shifted to the Civil hospital, Bolan Medical College hospital and Military hospital in Quetta.
"The condition of some are critical," he said. He said that there was a Frontier Corps official and captain among the injured.