Pakistan woke up mourning the killing of More than 60 people in a suicide bomb assault on a police academy on Tuesday. It is considered to be the deadliest attack on a security installation in the country’s history. It is called the Quetta Attack.
Three men armed and masked burst into the academy in the southwest, pretending to be soldiers as they targeted sleeping quarters home to around 700 recruits.
A 22-year-old cadet told- “They… knocked at the locked rooms and told the cadets that they were from the army, and when they opened the doors, they fired at them…They came in by jumping over the walls of the academy which are very low. I ran away from my room and was hit by a bullet, I still managed to flee.”
The attack on Balochistan Police College began around 11:10 pm on Monday. Police College is located around 20 kilometers east of the Quetta.
According to a government’s spokesperson, 61 people were killed and 118 were injured.
ISIS, the terrorist group claimed the responsibility for the attack on the police academy.
But the Quetta attack was also claimed by Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew to Quetta to have a high-level security meeting. Washington condemned the “cowardly attack”.
“The United States stands with the people of Pakistan and reiterates our commitment to support the government of Pakistan in its efforts to end the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism and to promote peace, security, and stability in the region,” said a White House spokesman.