60 cadets were killed and 120 injured in a terror attack on a police training center in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province that was claimed by the Islamic State on Monday. Mostly police trainees and some paramilitary troops, were wounded, according to a health official. The IS said on Tuesday its fighters were responsible for the attack. The Amaq news agency, often used by the IS to claim attacks, described the strike as a “three-man suicide raid”.
Mir Sarfraz Bugti, Balochistan home minister, said 60 cadets were killed. He said two attackers blew themselves up and the third was shot dead by security forces. The attackers belonged to the Al-Alami faction of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which is affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, sources confirm.