QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) – An assault on a luxurious lodge in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide automobile bomb, and the loss of life toll has risen to 5, police mentioned Thursday.
In a press release, the counterterrorism division mentioned 5 individuals had been killed and a dozen injured in Wednesday’s assault on the parking zone of the Serena Resort within the southwestern city of Quetta. 4 deaths had been initially reported.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed accountability for the suicide bombing.
Prime Minister Imran Khan described the assault as “a cowardly terrorist assault”. In a tweet, Khan mentioned his nation had “made nice sacrifices to defeat terrorism and we is not going to let this scourge resurface.”
Quetta is within the province of Balochistan, the place secessionist teams have staged a long-standing insurgency to push for independence. The Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State teams are additionally current there.