Bomb kills three, including AIG in Quetta Blast


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QUETTA: A suicide bomber killed a Additional Inspector General Police on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

“Three individuals have embraced martyrdom including (Additional Inspector General) Hamid Shakeel and his driver,” provincial government spokesman Anwar Ul Haq Kakar told Reuters.

A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shakil was on his way to work in the provincial capital, Quetta, when the suicide bomber intercepted his vehicle, Baluchistan police Inspector General Moazzam Jah told Reuters.

One other police officer was killed and three officials were seriously wounded, he added.

Attacks on security officials in Baluchistan have accelerated, with four suicide bombings and one armed attack targeting police in the past six months.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has strongly condemned the bomb attack on Police vehicle.

He expressed deep sorrow and grief over martyrdom of DIG and his driver in the incident. —Reuters