Quetta is not new to terror attacks. The death toll for incidents of terror in Quetta for this year is at 227. In the year 2016 alone, there have been at least 36 different incidents of terror in Quetta in which around 227 lost their lives and over 330 were injured.
In the latest attack on the police training college at Quetta in which nearly 57 have died it is said that the terrorists were in touch with their handlers in Afghanistan. It is, however, not clear as to which group is behind the attack. The training college was attacked twice before- in 2006 and 2008.
In the 2006 attack on the training college at Quetta, six police personnel of the Anti-Terrorist Force were killed. There were five powerful explosions which rocked the police training college.
In the 2008 attack, terrorists attacked the college with rockets and bullets. There was only one person who was injured in the attack. Simultaneously, on the same day there was an explosion at the Quetta Railway Station.
Quetta also witnessed another attack earlier this year in August. In that suicide bombing at a hospital, 73 people were killed. The incident occurred when advocates had gone to mourn the death of their colleague who had been shot dead.
Islamic State group and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar had then claimed responsibility for the attack.