*** Terrorists mount in retaliation for killing of Balochistan LeJ chief Salman Badeni a day earlier.
*** Outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group claim responsibility for the attack.
*** Pakistan Army has already completed a 5km-long stretch of border fence near Panjpai area of Balochistan straddling Afghanistan.
May 18, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Five suicide bombers were killed as a brazen attack on Frontier Constabulary Help Center in Quetta, Balochistan, was foiled Thursday night by security forces.
The terrorists mounted an attack on FC’s Madadgar Center in retaliation for the killing of the Balochistan LeJ chief, Salman Badeni a day earlier, in one of the city’s most secure neighborhoods near Quetta cantonment.
Security forces foiled the terrorist attempt to attack the help center in the capital city of the country’s southwest Balochistan province – host to China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
An explosive and ammunition laden vehicle with 5 Suicide Bombers tried to enter the Help Center Quetta.
“Vigilant FC soldiers fired at terrorists and stopped their entry. All terrorists were killed. All Suicide Bombers were apparently Afghans. Failed terrorists attempt was in response to killing of their key terrorists last night in Kili Almas,” said ISPR in a statement.
In exchange of fire 4 FC soldiers were injured, the statement said.
According to Balochistan’s Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, the attackers wanted to cause major damage because they stormed the compound during Taraweeh time.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the brazen attack, report local daily The Express Tribune.
Fencing of Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan
Last Tuesday, Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the work for erecting fences along Pak-Afghan border near Panjpai area of Balochistan.
The Pakistan Army has already completed work on a 5km-long fence on the border near Panjpai. In total 1,268km-long fences would be erected along the Pak-Afghan border.
According to official sources cited by local daily Dawn, 250 Frontier Corp forts — one at a distance of every 3km — would be built and 16-foot-high watchtowers will be built at every kilometer to ensure proper monitoring of the border.
Afghanistan opposes the border fencing.