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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on police barracks in Pakistan

11:58 AM

Sunday 14 November 2021


On Sunday, ISIS claimed on Telegram that it had detonated an explosive device inside a Pakistani police barracks in Bagur district on Saturday.

The statement added that an officer and a member of the Pakistani police were killed during the attack.

And the Pakistani security forces announced yesterday that at least five security personnel, including 3 soldiers and two policemen, were killed and 6 civilians wounded in 3 separate attacks in the restive western region of Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan.

The Information Office of the Pakistani Armed Forces said that two soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with gunmen in the Hoshab district, while the third soldier was killed while trying to remove an improvised explosive device related to the previous incident.

Earlier on Saturday, police said two policemen were killed and six civilians, including a young girl, were wounded in attacks in northern Pakistan near Afghanistan, as local Taliban militants agreed to a month-long ceasefire after talks with the government.

The two policemen were killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near the border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where they were guarding a tank.

Another attack took place on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, in which a policeman and five people, including a girl and three women, were wounded.

Senior police officer Ali Reza said the explosives were planted on a motorcycle targeting a police patrol in the area.

A Taliban spokesman denied the movement’s responsibility for the two attacks, saying it was committed to the ceasefire.

The Pakistani Taliban are separate from the Afghan Taliban, which returned to rule the country in August.

The “Taliban” Pakistan has been fighting for years to overthrow the Islamabad government and rule the South Asian country of 220 million people.

In the past, there have been many unsuccessful attempts to reach a peace agreement.

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