Sections of murder, attempt to murder, anti-terrorism act have been included in the case.

QUETTA (Dunya News / AFP) – Police on Sunday registered a case against the suicide attack on the commandant of Chiltan Rifles, a wing of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Quetta.

Police say that the case was registered against unidentified men in the presence of FC driver in Sariab police station. Sections of murder, attempt to murder, anti-terrorism act and other have been included in the case.

On Saturday, at least five people including two women and a child were killed and 21 others injured in a suicide attack in the Sariab Road area. Police said a suicide bomber blew himself up near the convoy of a paramilitary force. He targeted the FC convoy when it was going to pick up the commandant Ishtiaq who was the target of the assault.


Explosion scene on Sariab Road area.


"Five civilians, including two women and a child, were killed and 21 others were injured in the the explosion," Abdul Razzaq Cheema, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Quetta told reporters, according local media reports.

He added that the injured, mostly civilians, were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, where some are in critical condition. The explosion damaged several vehicles parked in the vicinity and shattered the windows of nearby buildings.

In a statement, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an outlawed militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan’s mineral-rich Balochistan province, of which Quetta is capital, has been plagued with violence for over six decades. Over the course of the last decade, the province has also faced a deadly wave of sectarian violence in which hundreds have been killed.