Quetta attack: ‘Cadets were recalled for PTI sit-in duty’
QUETTA: Injured cadets of the October 24 attack on Police Training Center in Quetta expressed astonishment over their sudden recalling on the orders of a senior officer, ARY News reported.
As ARY News anchor Waseem Badami interviewed a number of cadets and their family members, a number of them raised the question that why all these passed out cadets were recalled to the training center with no formal explanation but the ‘order of a senior police officer’.
Was it for the PTI sit-in?
One of the relatives of an injured cadet claimed that the cadets were recalled to perform security duties in the November 2 sit-in announced by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
“Call the boy… where will they send him? Islamabad, for what? Dharna,” said a family member of cadet on camera.
The Quetta carnage
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 on October 24 and took hostages, before launching an armed assault.
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.