President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday expressed their resolve to free the country from the menace of terrorism.
In their separate statements, both strongly condemned the suicide attack on the personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary in Sibbi that led to their martyrdom.
President Alvi said terrorists would not be successful in carrying out their nefarious agenda.
PM Sharif said terrorism in Balochistan was part of the nefarious designs to create instability in the country.
The president and the prime minister paid tribute to the valour of the country’s martyred troops. They prayed to Allah Almighty to grant elevated ranks to the souls of martyrs in heaven and to grant of patience to their families.
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Monday, a suicide attack on a security forces convoy in Bolan has martyred at least nine personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary while injuring nine others.
According to the details, the blast occurred near the Kambri bridge area of Bolan and the injured are being shifted to Divisional Headquarters Hospital. The condition of some of the injured is reportedly critical which may increase the death toll.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kachhi, Mehmood Notezai, said that the preliminary evidence suggests it was a suicide attack, however, the exact nature of the blast could be ascertained after the investigations.
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A bomb disposal team reached the site of the incident and the area is being searched after the explosion. Apparently, the suicide bomber was on a motorcycle nearby.
The personnel of the Balochistan Constabulary were on their way back from duty when the explosion occurred. The force of the explosion was so strong that the entire vehicle overturned, burying the personnel underneath.
#BREAKING A blast near the police truck in Bolan, Balochistan killed Martyred at least 9 people and wounded 13 others. Dead and injured are being shifted to Civil Hospital Sibi. Balochistan Constabulary personnel were returning Quetta after performing duty at Sibi festival pic.twitter.com/LgXWMbU8Eo
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Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS