QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An assault at a luxurious resort in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide automobile bombing, and the loss of life toll has risen to 5, police mentioned Thursday.
In a press release, the counter-terrorism division mentioned 5 individuals have been killed and a few dozen wounded in Wednesday’s assault within the parking zone of the Serena resort, within the southwestern metropolis of Quetta. 4 deaths had been initially reported.
Pakistani Taliban have claimed duty for the suicide bombing.
Prime Minister Imran Khan described the bombing as “a cowardly terrorist assault.” In a tweet, Khan mentioned his nation had “made nice sacrifices in defeating terrorism & we won’t to permit this scourge to rise once more.”
Quetta is in Baluchistan province, the place secessionist teams have staged a long-running insurgency to push for independence. The Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State teams even have a presence there.