A grenade was thrown at a police vehicle on Spini Road in Quetta (Balochistan province) on Wednesday, November 12. Initial reports indicate that three police personnel and two civilian bystanders were wounded in the attack. No group has claimed immediate responsibility for the incident.
A heightened security presence, including additional checkpoints and road closures, are likely in the vicinity of the incident in the near term.
Extremist Islamist groups, including the terrorist organization Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TPP) and various terrorist groups under its umbrella, continue to pose a threat throughout the country despite continued army offensives to push them from their northwestern strongholds near the Afghan border.
Those in Quetta are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and report any suspicious items or activity to security forces.
Due to a high threat from terrorism, as well as kidnapping and sectarian violence, some Western governments advise their citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan as foreign nationals, and Westerners in particular, may be directly targeted.
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