Militants attack police training centre in Quetta, 14 injured; 2 gunmen killed
Quetta : Nearly 14 people were injured after militants attacked police training centre in Quetta, the southwestern province of Baluchistan.
According to TV reports, five to six gunmen stormed the hostel of the training center; which carries stay of about 600 cadaets.
Apart from firing, two explosions were also heard at the hostel.
In retaliation, Balochistan Forces killed two gunmen and successfully rescued around 200 cadets.
Authorities said eight trainees sustained gunshot injuries and two of whom were in critical condition. The remaining six were injured when jumping off a roof and climbing a wall.
Nearly 250 cadets were inside when gunmen stormed the hostel, said Government spokesman Anwaul Haq.
Baluchistan police chief Ahsan Mahboob told reporters that four gunmen attacked the training centre, attempting to enter a hostel housing the trainees. A gun battle erupted when the guards resisted, he said.
Mahboob said police and paramilitary forces surrounded the venue. A military statement put the number of attackers at up to six, and said Army and Frontier Corps troops were conducting a counter-terrorism operation at the site.
The attack on hostel came hours after two custom officers were shot dead by gunmen near the town of Surab, 145 kms away from Quetta.