IS Claims Attack on Pakistan Police Training Center

Relatives of police cadets wait for word outside the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta, Pakistan Oct. 25, 2016.
Relatives of police cadets wait for word outside the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta, Pakistan Oct. 25, 2016.

ISLAMABAD — lslamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that targeted a police training center in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 61 recruits and wounding more than 120 others.

The assault began just before midnight in Quetta on Monday, with three assailants entering the hostel for recruits inside the complex and spraying occupants with bullets.

On Tuesday, Islamic State, via its Amaq news agency, released pictures of the three attackers, with machine guns and explosives strapped to their bodies.

Witnesses say the attackers quickly seized a number of hostages before Pakistani troops and commando units surrounded and entered the facility to confront the gunmen.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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