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11 Mar 2019 | 11:00 PM UTC

Pakistan: IED detonation wounds four policemen in Quetta March 11

Pakistan News Alert

Improvised explosive device (IED) attack wounds four police officers in Quetta’s Mian Ghundi area March 11; no group immediately claims responsibility for attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Quetta

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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