QUETTA -UNS– Addressing the media soon after the security forces retook control of the Police Training College in Quetta, Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Balochistan said “the attack was over in around three hours after we arrived”.
He added that communications intercepts showed the militants belonged to the Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group — which is affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban.
“They were in communication with operatives in Afghanistan,” he said. The group itself has not claimed the attack.
At least 59 officials were martyred and 117 were wounded when heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed Police Training College at the Saryab Road in Quetta on Monday night.