Tragedy averted: Suspected suicide bomber shot dead in Quetta

The suicide bomber was making his way towards the Imam Bargah when the locals noticed his suspicious behavior


Web Desk July 27, 2013
The suicide vest and hand grenade found on the alleged suicide bomber. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS

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.

COMMENTS (30)

rehman | 7 years ago | Reply

"Over 800 people have been killed so far during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Attacks by Sunni militant groups on their Shi'ite counterparts are currently at their highest since 2006, when sectarian violence cost thousands of people their lives.

Many blame the rise in religious violence on the influence of the ongoing civil war in Syria, which has polarised the country's sectarian population."

are we really civilised?...where this word is leading........

"God give these terrorists minded people to live in peace."

amin

Pakistani | 7 years ago | Reply

I am a Sunni and shame on you for making such a comment. It's people like you who corrupt the society.

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