Quetta attack: Scores killed in assault on police academy

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In one of the deadliest extremist attacks, at least 59 people were killed and 117 critically wounded when gunmen stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta. AFP
1/5In one of the deadliest extremist attacks, at least 59 people were killed and 117 critically wounded when gunmen stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta. AFP
Most of the dead were police cadets. Monday night’s assault was the deadliest in Pakistan since a suicide bomber killed 70 people in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta in August. AP
2/5Most of the dead were police cadets. Monday night’s assault was the deadliest in Pakistan since a suicide bomber killed 70 people in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta in August. AP
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who has a history of carrying out sectarian attacks in Baluchistan, particularly against the minority Hazara Shias, is suspected to be behind the incident. (Above) The victims at a hospital in Quetta on Tuesday. AFP
3/5No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who has a history of carrying out sectarian attacks in Baluchistan, particularly against the minority Hazara Shias, is suspected to be behind the incident. (Above) The victims at a hospital in Quetta on Tuesday. AFP
The attack echoed the devastating December 2014 massacre at the army public school in Peshawar, which killed more than 130 schoolboys. (Above) Relatives mourn the loss of family members in Quetta on Tuesday. AFP
4/5The attack echoed the devastating December 2014 massacre at the army public school in Peshawar, which killed more than 130 schoolboys. (Above) Relatives mourn the loss of family members in Quetta on Tuesday. AFP
Police, military and paramilitary personnel arrived at the training centre within 20 minutes of the attack and launched an operation which last around five hours. Reuters
5/5Police, military and paramilitary personnel arrived at the training centre within 20 minutes of the attack and launched an operation which last around five hours. Reuters
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