QUETTA: Assistant patrolling officer Motorway Police Mohammad Idrees succumbed to his wounds and embraced martyrdom on Friday after he was critically injured while intercepting the suicide attacker’s car outside the Frontier Corps Madadgar Centre in Thursday’s suicide attack.
“Idrees tried to stop the suicide bomber’s vehicle,” said Deputy Inspector General Motorway Police Abdul Haq. “He was martyred when the militants detonated explosives.”
Quetta witnessed a major terrorist bid where five suicide bombers, attempting to storm the FC Madadgar Centre, were intercepted and killed by security forces.
“All five terrorists [were] killed by security forces,” an Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) statement said. “All five attackers were apparently Afghans.”
According to the ISPR, four soldiers were also injured in the ensuing exchange of fire and were shifted to the CMH in Quetta for treatment.
The militants mounted the attack in retaliation for the killing of the Balochistan Lashkar-e-Jhanvi chief Salman Badeni, a day earlier, in one of the city’s most secure neighbourhoods near Quetta cantonment.