Pak. security forces repulses attack on paramilitary centre in Quetta

Clearing and search operation of Frontier Corps Madadgar center is underway

Clearing and search operation of Frontier Corps Madadgar center is underway

The area where the attack took place is mostly residential, with a few government buildings also located in the vicinity.

Quetta: Security forces have thwarted militants attack at Frontier Corps Madadgar center near Chaman Housing Scheme, killing all the terrorists, according to Inter Services Public Relations.

"An explosive-laden vehicle carrying five suicide bombers tried to enter the FC help center". Vigilant FC soldiers fired at terrorists and stopped their entry. At least two security personnel, including an officer, and three terrorists were killed during the intelligence-based operation.

The ISPR said: "All SBs apparently Afghani".

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks on Thursday, but the military said the attempted storming of the FC office in Quetta was a "response" to the killing of Badeni on Wednesday.

Witnesses said they heard multiple explosions and sounds of sporadic gunfire.

Subsequently, four more terrorists wearing suicide vests tried to enter the Help Centre, but were challenged by security personnel manning the gate.

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The security forces cordoned off the incident site and a search operation has been launched in the area.

This was the second terrorist attack in the country on Thursday.

The failed attack came just hours after a suicide bomber struck an FC convoy in the northwestern city of Nowshera, wounding 10 people.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti had confirmed the reports of the attack but said it was premature to call it a suicide attack.

Sources said that after the vehicle blasted the FC centre's wall, the other terrorists lobbed a number of hand grenades.

"Strict security should be ensured in all districts including Lahore".

Nawaz said that strict checking must be ensured at the entry/exit point of the city.

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