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Quetta Terror Attack: At least 60 killed, over 100 injured in Pakistan Police Academy Attack

More than 60 police cadets were killed in the attack while about 115 were injured

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Karachi, 25 October 2016: The attack on the Police Training Academy in Pakistan’s Quetta has left over 60 cadets besides three militants dead and 118 injured.

One of the deadliest attacks in the country this year took place at the police academy on Saryab Road in the Balochistan capital which began soon after 11 pm on Monday.

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According to PTI, a security source said, “More than 60 police cadets were killed in the attack while about 115 were injured.”

Home minister of Balochistan province, Sarfaraz Bugti tweeted that 118 people were injured.
Bugti told the reporters that the attack was carried out by three terrorists “cycling back on an earlier estimate by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of five to six terrorists.”

He further added that when the attack took place there were around 700 police cadets and recruits in the college hostel.

Frontier Corps IG, Major General Sher Afghan said, after being cornered two of the militants had blown themselves up, and one was killed in the exchange of fire with the security forces. All three of them were wearing suicide vests.

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He added, “The three terrorists were believed to be from the Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban.”

He told the reporters that the terrorists were in communication with the handlers in Afghanistan and was taking instructions from them.

Security forces “cleared the college in four hours”, he added.
Police, meanwhile said, “The compound had been cleared but search operations were still on. Local media footage showed some security vehicles leaving the college.”

Bugti confirmed that the injured people, that is, mostly police cadets and security personnel, was shifted to the civil hospital, Bolan Medical College hospital and Military hospital in Quetta.
He added, “The condition of some is critical.”

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The attack came a day after the separatist gunmen for the Baloch Liberation Army shot dead two coast guards and a civilian near the Gwadar port, in the coastal town of Jiwani of the same province.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)