Armed militias raid police academy in Pakistan

59 people killed, 117 wounded at police training college

Armed militias raid police academy in Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 59 cadets and guards were killed and 117 wounded Monday when gunmen attacked a police training center in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, authorities said. 

At least six terrorists attacked the dorms at the police training college in the city of Quetta after they infiltrated the complex, where more than 200 cadets were housed, according to a statement by police. 

Police said three attackers were killed in the operation, two of whom blew themselves up, and the surviving cadets were rescued by the Pakistani special operations commandos. 

The cadets were reportedly taken held hostage after security forces began operations to neutralize the attackers. 

Separatist militias in the Balochistan province have carried out deadly terror attacks on security forces and civilians since 2004.

This August at least 70 people were killed and 103 injured by a suicide attack at a hospital in Quetta.

No group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, though similar attacks have frequently been claimed by the Taliban.

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