QUETTA, Pakistan (Sept. 08) – A Frontier Corps (FC) Colonel and wife of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) are among the 28 killed in twin suicide blast outside official residence of the DIG on Wednesday (Sept. 07).
|FC Colonel and Wife of DIG Among 28 Killed in Quetta Suicide Blasts |
There were 13 security personnel and 15 civilians among the dead while 82 wounded in suicide blasts included the DIG, Brigadier Farrukh Shahzad, and 16 FC personnel. Brig Shahzad’s condition is reported stable as per hospital sources.
The suicide attack, in which Brig Farrukh Shahzad was an apparent target, took place in a high-security neighbourhood which has several government offices and residences of senior officials, including the Governor’s House, Chief Minister’s House, residences of IG Police and chief secretary just about 500 metres from the bombing area.
An unidentified man claiming to be a spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the bombings in telephone calls made to journalists.