QUETTA: At least 24 individuals are injured at the moment at Baleli Road, near the Kuchlak bypass, only 14 kilometers from the capital city (Quetta) of Balochistan.
The main target of the terrorist who successfully attempted a suicide attack was a truck carrying regular-duty police officers.
According to the police services’ investigative department, the suicide attacker carried 25 kilograms of explosive material in his jacket.
A terrorist blew up the bomb and committed suicide on the Quetta-Chamman National Highway, near the Kuchlak bypass while passing by the target, which was a convoy of duty police officers serving as security for a polio campaign near the Kuchlak district.
Cars and other civilians who were traveling became the victims of the bomb blast.
According to the officials, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the officially banned TTP, claimed responsibility for the Baleli Road suicide attack.
Recently, two days before, there was a noticeable rise in militant attacks, right after the announcement of the TTP’s cease-fire with the government of Pakistan.
According to intelligence-based information, TTP leadership abandoned the cease-fire declared by the PTI government because TTP claimed to have weapons, arms, ammunition, and other militant networks in Kabul, Afghanistan, so in order to bring peace in the region, Afghan Taliban Government officials facilitated negotiations between TTP and Pakistani security forces. But, now, TTP, on the other hand, has recommitted to attacking throughout the country.
“Carry out attacks, whenever, wherever u can”. This statement, most probably, by the sector commandant of TTP signaled the breakdown of the ceasefire agreement between TTP and Pakistan security Forces.
TTP is the largest and deadliest militant organization in Pakistan, which was formed under Baitullah Mehsud in 2007. TTP, in contrast to the Afghan Taliban, focuses on fighting Pakistani security forces. TTP is based in the south Waziristan region of Pakistan and has three central goals: enforce shariah law; support the Taliban in Kabul, and engage in defensive jihad against Pakistani security forces.
According to a press conference held by Pakistan’s interior minister, Rana Sana, he stated that there would be no further formal talks with TTP and vowed that the security forces would take action following the Quetta suicide attack and the press conference held by Shahidullah, a TTP spokesperson.
According to the TTP’s spokesperson, the Pakistani government did not fully meet our demands, as claimed at the time of the ceasefire agreement.
In order to concentrate on development and progress in the economy as well as many other human rights in the region, the Pakistani foreign ministry urged the Afghan Taliban to show practical progress in this regard. Pakistan and Afghanistan are both dealing with political crises and economic problems, but terrorism is one of the obstacles to development.