Terror plot foiled as security forces defuse bomb in Quetta

QUETTA: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a major terrorism plot by defusing a 20-kilogram remote-controlled bomb in the Spiny road area of the provincial capital.

According to the police, the bomb was found in a bag near Spiny road, which was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.

The security forces have foiled second such terror bid in two days as the Frontier Corps (FC) a day earlier found and defused a 12 kilogram bomb in a Quetta neighborhood.

On Sunday, at least nine people including three women were killed while 43 others injured when two gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church at Zarghoon Road in Quetta.

Talking to ARY News, Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti said as per initial reports two suicide attackers stormed the church when Sunday service was ongoing, one of them detonated his charge inside the church while the other was shot dead by security personnel at the entrance to the church.

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