In Pics: 60 dead as terrorists attack police academy in Quetta
Oct 25: 60 people were killed and hundreds were injured after terrorists stormed into a police training academy in Quetta on Monday night.
According to reports, three terrorists stormed into the academy after killing the guard who was manning the checkpost. Out of the three, two are said to have detonated suicide vests whereas the third one was gunned down by security officials.
More than 200 cadets were at the facility when the attack took place. The terrorists had taken some of the cadets as hostages, reports suggested.
It is said that the terrorists were in touch wit their handlers in Afghanistan while the attack took place. Terrorists exchanged fire with security personnel.
Here are some images of the attack:
Terrorists storm police academy in Quetta
Pakistani family members of victims visit a police training center where gunmen opened fire in Quetta, Pakistan on Oct 24.
Terrorists take hostages, detonate suicide vests
The three terrorists reportedly took many hostages and two are said to have detonated suicide vests causing maximum casualty.
Over 200 cadets were in the academy at the time of the attack
Over 200 cadets were in the academy when terrorists stormed in to the police academy killing 60 and injuring many. Photo courtesy- ANI
Quetta police academy attacked before
The police academy in Quetta has been targeted before- once in 2006 and once in 2008.