Army chief lauds guard who averted Quetta suicide blast attempt

Published: July 19, 2015
Army chief General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif paid rich tributes to the valour and sacrifice of a private security guard, Talib Hussain, who averted a suicide blast attempt late on Friday night in Quetta.

“Talib Hussain daringly challenged the suicide bomber and averted a big disaster when the bomb exploded prematurely,” an Inter Services Public Relations statement said.

“He was on duty as security guard at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University when a suicide bomber tried to enter inside,” the statement added.

Talib Hussain lost his life but saved many other precious lives.

Read: Tragedy averted? Suicide bomb attack in Quetta leaves two dead

At least two people were killed when a suicide bomber  attempted to blow himself up near Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University on Brewery road in Quetta.

The security guards, including Talib Hussain, had intercepted a suspect who wanted to enter the Eidul Fitr shopping market in Hazara Town. On being asked to stop, the bomber reportedly detonated the explosives, killing two people.

Read: Targeted attack: Two sub-inspectors slain in Quetta

According to officials the bomber was aged between 18-20 years of age and was wearing a full body veil (burqa). He was carrying around eight kilogrammes of explosives.

Brewery road has high security arrangements because of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University and its proximity to Hazara Town.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Jul 19, 2015 - 3:42PM

    May Allah rest Talib Hussain Shaheed and other martyrs their soul in peace and award them Jannah. We salute you.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 19, 2015 - 6:18PM

    General Raheel is the only leader who is taking initiative and doing his job. Recommend

  • mak
    Jul 19, 2015 - 7:54PM

    Respect and prayers for the deceased guard. I salute you shaheed. Recommend

  • pak47
    Jul 19, 2015 - 8:02PM

    Finally a General took notice of sacrifices of people outside Army. Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Jul 19, 2015 - 8:02PM

    Police have killed innocent young boys indiscriminately but they don’t shoot at such suspects. Why? Security Guards also kill if guarding a despicable VIP but never a suicide bomber! Poor training.Recommend

  • miristan
    Jul 19, 2015 - 10:41PM

    Let us help the family of Talib Hussain,he has sacrificed his life for others to live.. I know the government will definately will take care of that but as a citizen of Pakistan we also share the this good gesture.Recommend

  • A Peshawary
    Jul 20, 2015 - 11:01AM

    A professional recognition is never for public consumption; rather it is used a tool for promoting career of the professionals. The professional achievements are rewarded as a routine matter according to internal policy of the professional institutions. Should it be made public in media by?

    A Peshawary Recommend

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