At least one dead and 17 injured after an attack in West Pakistan

In an attack by the guerrillas of the Balochistan Liberation Army (ELB) near the university in Quetta, West Pakistan, a police officer died and 17 other people were injured this Monday.

“The attackers wanted to attack the students, but the police were the victims,” ​​said Interior Minister of Balochistan Province, Mir Ziaulá, of the Pakistani daily Down.

At least one dead and 17 injured after an attack in West Pakistan
At least one dead and 17 injured after an attack in West Pakistan

13 police officers were among the injured. Ziaulá has stated that the explosion was mainly caused by the agents “because of the strict security measures” in the vicinity of the University of Balochistan.

Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, for his part, condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased policeman. “We will not allow terrorists to destroy the peace in the province. The Pakistani government will provide resources and support to the provincial government,” he said.

This is the second attack on officials in Balochistan last month after the September 25 car bomb attack that killed four officers and injured two others.

The region has been present by the EELF guerrillas since the 2000s, which Pakistan, the United Kingdom or the United States consider to be a terrorist organization. Since then he has been fighting a bloody battle with the Islamabad authorities over the self-determination of Balochistan and has even been responsible for the ethnic cleansing of non-Baloch minorities in the province.

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