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24 Jul 2019 | 10:03 AM UTC

Pakistan: At least two killed in Quetta explosion July 23

Pakistan News Alert

Explosive device detonates in Quetta July 23, killing at least two people; heightened security presence anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan, Quetta

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area (Balochistan province) on the evening (local time) of Tuesday, July 24, killing at least two people and wounding 16 others.

The motive behind the attack remains unknow; no group claimed responsibility for the bombing as of Wednesday, July 24.

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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