QUETTA: Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan (IGFC), Major General Sher Afgun has said that terrorists who attacked Quetta training centre were belonged to Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) militant group, adding that the militants had been communicating with their handlers in Afghanistan, Aaj News reported.
Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary FC in Balochistan, which led the counter-operation, said “the attack was over in around three hours after we arrived”.
Communication intercepts showed the attack was carried out by Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) militant group, IG Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Sher Afgan said. He added that the militants had been communicating with their handlers in Afghanistan.
“Two suicide attackers blew themselves up, which resulted in casualties, while the third one was shot dead by our troops:, he added.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti condemned the attack and confirmed to reporters that there had been three attackers.
“They first targeted the watch tower sentry, and after exchanging fire, killed him and were able to enter the academy grounds,” he added.