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    PM orders probe as Daesh claims responsibility of Quetta 'suicide' attack
    By Mohammad Zafar

    January 11, 2020

    QUETTA: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) registered an FIR as Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday sought an immediate probe into the terrorist attack targeting a mosque in Quetta that martyred 15 people and injured 21 others.

    While the nature of the blast is not clear yet, Daesh has claimed responsibility of the attack, saying one of the group’s suicide bombers targeted the mosque in the Balochistan capital city.

    In a statement, the premier said he had directed the Balochistan government to ensure medical facilities are provided to the injured. He also hailed the bravery of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Haji Amanullah who was martyred in the attack.

    The deadly blast ripped through Madrassa Darul Uloom al Shariah in the Ghosabad area of Satellite Town in Quetta during the evening prayer of Maghrib on Friday.

    Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan condemned the blast and ordered strict security arrangements across the province.

    The attack was the second in the city this week, while police said they had foiled another by killing a suicide attacker in Rawalpindi city near Islamabad after he shot and killed two policemen.
     
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