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May 18, 2018

5 attackers killed, terror bid at Quetta FC centre foiled

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May 18, 2018

QUETTA: Security forces gunned down five suicide bombers on Thursday as they foiled a major terrorist attack at the Frontier Corps Help Centre in Quetta, ISPR said. Four Frontier Corps personnel suffered bullet wounds in the exchange of fire during the operation. "An explosive and ammunition laden vehicle with 5 SBs (suicide bombers) tried to enter Help centre. Vigilant FC soldiers fired at terrorists and stopped their entry. All terrorists killed," said the army's media wing, reported Geo News. The ISPR said: "All SBs apparently Afghani. Failed terrorists attempt was response to killing of their key terrorists last night in Kili Almas." Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti present at the site, confirmed the terrorist attack, saying a gun battle was underway between the attackers and security personnel. "Terrorists attacked FC Madadgar Centre. It is premature to call it a suicide attack," he said.

The eye witnesses said they heard multiple explosions and sounds of sporadic gunfire. The area where the attack took place is mostly residential, with a few government buildings also located in the vicinity.

The security forces are now clearing the area and have said that the situation is in under control. Earlier in the day, at least 14 people were injured in a suicide attack on a security forces' convoy on Nowshera's Mall Road.

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