A motorcycle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) attack wounded four police officers in Quetta's Mian Ghundi area on Monday, March 11. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) vehicle. Similar attacks targeting security forces are possible in Balochistan province over the near term.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al-Qai'da, Islamic State (IS) affiliates, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Afghan Taliban, and other Islamist militant groups continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensives to push them from their strongholds near the Afghan border. Pakistan has suffered numerous deadly attacks in recent months, notably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.
Individuals in Quetta are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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