Yesterday, a powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan province killing 15 people and wounding at-least 20 worshipers. The ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the ghastly attacks.
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Pakistani PM Imran Khan sought an immediate probe into the terrorist attack. While the nature of the blast is was clear yet, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of the group’s suicide bombers targeted the mosque in the Balochistan capital city.
In a statement, PM Khan said he had directed the Balochistan government to ensure medical facilities are provided to the injured. He also applauded the bravery of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Haji Amanullah who was killed in the bombings.
I have demanded an immediate report on the condemnable cowardly terrorist attack in Quetta targeting a mosque & people at prayers. Have asked prov govt to ensure all medical facilities are provided to the injured. Martyred DSP Haji Amanullah was a brave & exemplary officer.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 11, 2020
Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported citing a think tank, that the Islamic State (IS) militant group poses a major threat to Pakistan and is alarmingly developing its presence in the country.
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Pakistan has been disputing that ISIS had an established presence in the country, however, despite the notorious terrorist group claiming responsibility for several attacks in Balochistan.