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Bomb attack destroys Quaid's residency in Ziarat
 
 
 

The residency of Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan, in Ziarat was destroyed in militants attack with hand grenades in the wee hours of Saturday, devastating the historical monument.
A police constable identified as Muhammad Tahir Jan deployed outside the Quaid's residency was also killed in the attack while another sustained wounds.
According to details, four militants on two motorcycles entered the residency and hurled hand held bombs.
All old memorials inside the residency including memorial chairs, beds, and historic photographs of the founder were burnt to the ground in the resulting fire.
The wood structure of the residence was also burnt down, however, the exterior concrete structure was still intact.
Bomb disposal squad also claimed to have defused six more bombs planted inside the residency.
Police said the militants escaped unhurt from the spot.
Frontier Corps and police reached the scene of crime and started investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry has also sought a detailed report into the incident from authorities concerned.
It should be mentioned that the founding father of the country, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had spent last days of his life in Ziarat at the historic wooden structure.
Ziarat is considered a tourist point in insurgency-hit Balochistan province. A large number of tourists visit the town and the memorials of the Quaid every summer.

 
 
 
 
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