QUETTA - Three suspected terrorists have entered Balochistan from Afghanistan to carry out attacks, says an alert issued by the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department.

According to the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department, “It has been learnt reliably that a female suicide bomber aged 17/18 has reached Quetta for terrorist activity. It is also learnt that two terrorists and a girl came from Afghanistan by a private car via Killa Abdullah last night.”

The alert issued by the department says, “It is believed that an educational institution or a women’s institution might be targeted in a couple of days. No details are available about exact date and time of the terrorist act. However, they may carry out the attack in near future.”

The notification urged the Balochistan Police inspector general, Headquarters of the Frontier Corps Balochistan, commissioner of Quetta Division, deputy inspector general of (Special Branch) Balochistan and deputy inspector general of Quetta police to remain vigilant and intensify security in and around the educational institutions, public places and important offices and buildings to thwart any untoward incident. It alerted the law enforcement agencies to be vigilant at check posts and check every suspicious person, including women.

ZEHRI LAUDS SECURITY FORCES ON SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS

Expressing satisfaction with successful counterterrorism operations being carried out by the Frontier Corps and police in Quetta and other areas of Balochistan, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri reiterated that no stone would be left unturned to bring terrorists and their facilitators to book. He said that security forces had been working around the clock to rid Balochistan of terrorists.

“Protection to people and their properties and peaceful Balochistan are the foremost priorities of the incumbent provincial government,” the chief minister said. He said the government had an unflinching determination to deal with the menace of terrorism. Balochistan will be made a peaceful place soon, Zehri said in a press statement.

The chief minister directed the police and other law enforcement agencies to boost security in the entire province, especially in Quetta city. He told the security forces to increase monitoring and vigilance at all entrances and exit points in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

He directed the security agencies to intensify patrol, activate control rooms and share intelligence with each other. He said that people’s cooperation was vital to maintaining law and order in Balochistan. He expressed the hope that people would fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in this regard.