Weekly Current Affairs

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  • Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops.
  • 4 hour siege is one of deadliest attacks on Pakistan’s security forces in recent years also wounded 123, mainly police trainees but also some paramilitary troops.
  • The assault caught many of the recruits asleep in their dorms and forced cadets and trainers to jump off rooftops and run for their lives to escape the attackers.
  • Islamic State group, which is waging war in Syria and Iraq where it has declared a self-styled caliphate, posted a claim on the group’s media arm.
  • Earlier, a little-known breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, known as the Hakimullah group, also issued a statement claiming responsibility for attack.
  • Balochistan officials had received “intelligence reports that some terrorists have entered the Province” but had no indications about possible targets.
  • They were most likely from the banned Lashker-e-Jhangvi, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
  • Afghanistan condemned the attack and dismissed Pakistan’s allegations that the assault was planned from bases inside Afghanistan.