QUETTA: Residents of Aliabad area of Hazara town in Quetta seem to have foiled a suicide attack after they shot and killed an alleged suicide bomber, Express News reported.
The suicide bomber was making his way towards the neighbourhood Imam Bargah when the locals noticed his suspicious behavior, and one of them shot at him. The bomber was hit in the head and killed on the spot.
According to eye witnesses, security officials were not near the scene when the alleged bomber tried to enter the area on his cycle.
An inspection of the body later revealed that the suspect was wearing a suicide vest with ball bearings and carried a grenade.
The locals of the area have formed an unofficial security force that looks out for the neighbourhood along with official security forces in light of the ongoing sectarian killings that have spread through the area, Express News correspondent Arif Mehmood reported.
The bomber's body has been shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
Residents reported that the area had previously seen a number of deadly suicide attacks in recent years with heavy casualties.