Police in Balochistan have issued a threat alert for a suicide assault on security officers in Quetta, the province capital.
According to a statement made on Saturday by Quetta’s central police office, trustworthy sources have disclosed that the terrorist group ISIS has been planning a suicide strike in Quetta.
According to authorities the suicide bomber has already volunteered for the assault. It has been identified as Zeenat the wife of Zia-ur-Rehman and the daughter of Yar Mohammad Shahwani, a native of Khadakocha.
According to the statement, the suicide bomber is presently residing with ISIS terrorist Ghulam Din at an undisclosed location in the Mastung region.
The lady preparing for a suicide assault was allegedly present at their hideaway with militants in the Bolan range’s Parijhal and Nagao districts, according to the statement.
To avert any untoward occurrence the Central Police Office has ordered all concerned authorities to take the required action and security measures through the competent SSPs and SPs in their respective districts.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove stated that all entry and departure points into and out of Quetta would be scrutinized and that extra security officers would be deployed.
On November 30 at least four persons were murdered and numerous bystanders were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Balochistan constabulary truck in the Balili neighbourhood of Quetta.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Quetta Azfar Mehsar informed reporters on the site that the bomb injured 24 persons including 20 police officers and four civilians.
The bomb according to DIG Quetta Police was a suicide attack with 25 kg of explosives and the officers were heading to protect the polio teams.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. It said it would soon release more details about the blast in a statement to AFP the same day, a day after the militant group threatened to end a ceasefire agreement with the government and carry out attacks across the country.