Indian defence minister reacts to Quetta attack

October 25, 2016

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NEW DELHI: Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday expressed grief over loss of lives in Quetta attack at police academy last night.

“Let me express grief for those who lost their lives; terrorism anywhere in any form can’t be accepted,” Indian news agency quoted the minister as saying.

“Non-state actors involved in terrorism shouldn’t be supported by any state, sometimes it bounces on you too,” he added.

Yesterday, three militants stormed police academy in Quetta, where 60 personnel lost their lives while 120 more sustained injuries.

Video of Quetta police academy after terrorist attack

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistani officials said the attackers received orders from their handlers in Afghanistan.

Inspector General of Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Sher Afghan said the attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami who were receiving directions from Afghanistan.

Talking to media,  he said the suicide bombers were three in number.

The FC boss said enemies at home and abroad are in collusion to sabotage peace in the country.

Balochistan government has announced a three-day mourning for those who lost their lives in the incident. –Samaa