Major terror attack foiled, five suspected suicide bombers killed in Pakistan

May 18, 2018, 03:48 IST | PTI

Four soldiers were injured in the firefight with the attackers

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Pakistani security forces on Friday killed five suspected suicide bombers and foiled a major terrorist attack on a paramilitary Frontier Corps' centre in Quetta in the troubled Baluchistan province.

An explosive and ammunition-laden vehicle with five suicide bombers 'apparently Afghan nationals' tried to enter the FC Madadgar Centre, but security forces retaliated quickly and killed the attackers, the army said in a statement. Four soldiers were injured in the firefight with the attackers, it added.

The attack was apparently in retaliation to the killing of a key commander of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Kili Almas in the province last night, the army said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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

On the first day of the holy month of Ramazan, terrorists also carried out a suicide attack on an FC vehicle in Nowshere in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

At least 12 people, including six security forces personnel, were injured in the blast.

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