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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has announced gallantry awards for Captain Roohullah Shaheed and Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali for their valiant action during anti terrorists operation at police training center in Quetta on Monday night.

According to the military’s public affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the soldiers neutralised one suicide bomber, and cornered the second bomber, helping large number of police recruits escape till he exploded causing the damage.


Read: Gunmen kill 60 in attack on Quetta police training center


Capt Roohallah shaheed has been awarded Tamgha-e- jurat and naib subedar Muhammad Ali shaheed Tamgha Basalat.

At least 60 people were killed and more than 100 injured when gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a Police Training Center in the Balochistan capital and took hostages, before launching an armed assault.


Read more: Quetta police academy carnage – fifth deadliest terror attack in Pakistan this year


Five to six terrorists stormed into the police training centre at Sariyab Road and targeted at least 60 security officials after taking them hostage under the cover of aerial fire.

Inspector General of Frontier Corps Sher Afgan, in a press conference, said that the attackers were constantly in touch with their operatives in Afghanistan. He added that a search operation was launched immediately after the following attack which went on for four hours.

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