QUETTA: In an unusual occurrence, Balochistan home minister Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti rushed to FC Madadgar Centre in Quetta with a gun where five terrorist had barged in to target the personnel
An explosive-laden car hit the main gate, blowing it up. A motorway police officer died on the spot and firing broke from both sides.
In the midst of the battle, a footage of Bugti went viral on social media in which he was seen along the security officials carrying a sub machine gun in his hand. Pictures and anecdotes of his bravery made rounds on multiple social media platforms.
“How did a home minister, without caring about his own life and children, come to the ground against the elements spreading terror?” expressed several social media users. Bugti was commended and appreciated for his brave step.
The officials at the scene constantly warned the minister about remaining in the danger zone, but he stood until the operation was complete.
Five suicide bombers killed as brazen attack on FC Quetta centre foiled
Recently, deputy commissioner Quetta demonstrated a similar act of valour, with Bugti setting another benchmark.
Such brave acts in recent past have set a tremendous example, as Balochi people are at the forefront of defending Pakistan.
On May 17, Quetta was saved from a major disaster after security forces foiled the major terrorist attack, killing all five suicide bombers who tried to storm the compound.
The terrorists mounted the attack, presumably in retaliation of the killing of Balochistan LeJ chief Salman Badeni a day earlier in one of the city’s most secure neighbourhoods near Quetta cantonment.
The first suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden vehicle outside the centre’s gate. Subsequently, four more terrorists wearing suicide vests tried to enter the centre, but were challenged by security personnel manning the gate.
At least eight security personnel were injured in the attack. One of them was in a critical condition, according to medics.
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