JNN 15 June 2013 QUETTA : At least 22 people, including 14 female students, were killed Saturday in multiple bomb and gun attacks by terrorists in Quetta, the capital of insurgency-hit Balochistan province.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told reporters at a press conference that several parts of the Bolan Medical Complex, taken under siege by terrorists, have now been cleared by security forces.
An operation was being carried out by security personnel to free the Bolan Medical Complex from heavily armed militants who had taken over parts of the hospital and were reported to have taken several people hostage.
A large number of patients and doctors were trapped inside the complex when heavily armed militants took the hospital under siege.
According to security forces, parts of the hospital have been cleared while four gunmen are still believed to be inside the complex.
Nisar confirmed that 35 hostages had now been freed by security forces.
“According to our official reports, four terrorists have been killed in the operation while one suspect has been arrested from outside the hospital,” said the interior minister.
The interior minister said further details of the ongoing operation to clear the hospital would be announced later.
Nisar said the total death toll from the attacks in Quetta has now risen to 22, including four terrorists, four Frontier Corps personnel, and 14 female students of the Sardar Bahadar Khan Women’s University.
The female students were killed earlier when an improvised explosive device ripped through a bus inside the university campus.
“The bomb exploded just when female teachers and students gathered inside the bus around 3 pm to proceed for Quetta city from the university,” CCPO Mir Zubair Mehmood said.
The CCPO said that most of the victims were female teachers and students. He said the bus caught fire after the powerful blast.
The injured were shifted to the Bolan Medical Complex, where half an hour later sounds of explosions and gunfire spread panic and chaos among the patients and doctors.
As per our sources report the Terrorist of Tehrik e Taliban and their allied Groups have Done the Both the Blasts , First in the Girls University Bus and then at the Bolan Medical Complex’s Emergency Theater , and the Main target of Both these Blasts were the Shia Hazara Community Girls , who are studying in sizable Number in the University , and the Bus in which the Bomb was Planted , was actually for the route , which takes the Students of the Hazara town , But Just two days earlier this Bus was taken off from the Hazara town route, and another Bus was scheduled for the Hazara Town Route Students.
It was Planed in the same style & Pattern as about couple of years earlier , On the day of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain a.s , a Bus which was carrying Mourners to the Procession was targeted By Suicide Bomber on Shahrah e Faisal , Karachi , and later On as the Injured and the rescue workers took the Injured victims of the Blast to the Jinnah Hospital , Karachi, A Second Bomb which was Planted in the Hospital was Blasted , due to which the No. of the Casualties was doubled .
Several people were trapped inside the complex for hours as security personnel engaged in a grueling operation against the militants.
Security forces have now cleared most of the complex and evacuated the civilians, although CCPO Mir Zubair Mehmood said it might take another three hours to confirm that the hospital was clear of all terrorists.
National Heritage : Quaid e Azam’s Last Resting Place in Ziarat , Balochistan Burnt and Blown
Earlier Saturday, militants attacked the Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat with hand grenades, destroying the historical monument where the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days.
A policeman was killed in the attack on the Jinnah’s monumental residency.
Officials had confirmed that most of the old memorials inside the monument were destroyed, with historic photographs of the founder burnt to the ground in the resulting fire.
The Attack on the Ziarat Residency was committed by the Terrorist of Baluchistan Liberation Army, as after committing the Most Heinous Crime of Burning and Blasting the Last Resting Place of the Father of the Nation , The Terrorist also tore down the Flag of Pakistan , and raised the Flag of BLA Instead of it on the Roof Top.
It was unclear if the attack on the Quaid’s residency in Ziarat was related to the later attacks in Quetta. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervez Rashid assured full support to the Balochistan Government in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Balochistan.
Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, Rashid strongly condemned the attacks. He said that those involved in these terrorist acts were the enemies of Pakistan and Balochistan.
He said that the entire nation was with the people of Balochistan at this critical juncture.
It is now the time has come when all the People who say they are Pakistani , should sit together and with One Voice condemn the Terrorist working against the Nation , whether they are the ones who Burn and Blow up the Last Resting Place of the Father of the Nation , or the ones who have Blown and Blasted the Daughters of the Nation.
As now there should not be any clemency for the terrorists , and the lesson should be taken up from the History , when the Indian Government took action against the Golden Temple , and fought till the last terrorist was eliminated, or the Sri Lankan Government which fought and taught a lesson to the Tamil Tigers ,and did not rested till the last terrorist associated with the Tamil Tigers was eliminated. And finally even the Western Government who are the champions of Human Rights , when it came up with them in the name of Irish Republican Army, they even eliminated all of them , without discrimination and cleansed the system to uproot the Terrorism from their countries.
And even the guidance should be taken from the Practical Examples of our Prophet Muhammad’s PBUH , life as He also ordered the destruction of Masjid e Zarrar, so No Lal or any Masjid should be left , until it is terrorist free, as there should be no clemency for the terrorist who are defaming Islam , and terrorizing the whole world and especially Pakistan in the name of Islam , as there is no Justification in any sect of Islam, of Killing Innocent Men or Women, above all children , as this is Pure terrorism , and not Islam, and according to the rules of Islam these Perpetrators should be given exemplary Punishment , and a lesson should be given in such a tone that , even for centuries No such terrorist should even think of terrorizing Innocent Men , Women and Innocent children , in the years to come.