May 17th, 2011
11:42 AM ET

Pakistani police foil suicide attack

Pakistani police foiled a suicide attack Tuesday in the southwestern city of Quetta when they killed five militants laden with explosives.

Police stopped the three women and two men after they pulled up to a checkpoint, said Daud Junejo, police chief in Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan province. The five threatened police, telling them they were suicide bombers.

They sped away, but police and federal paramilitary forces of the Frontier Corps chased and intercepted them at the next checkpoint. Police opened fire and killed all five, Junejo said.

The suicide bombers were carrying Russian passports with valid visas for Iran, said Col. Faisal Shehzad of the Frontier Corps. One member of the Frontier Corps was injured, Shehzad said.

Another Quetta police official with knowledge of the case told CNN that two of the attackers escaped.

Pakistan's Taliban has vowed to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden this month. Tuesday's foiled attack followed last week's suicide bombings on a military training facility in the nation's northwest. The Taliban claimed responsibility for those attacks, saying they were carried out in retaliation for bin Laden's killing.

The twin suicide bombings killed at least 80 people, nearly all of them military recruits who had just completed their training. About 140 others were wounded.

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  1. Jack

    Riza Afghan, go get a life and stop commenting on every post about AfPak. Seriously.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      Pakistani Bast@rd😉
      I know Pakistanis like changing their name to Jack or John or Afghani Names. you are a stupid pakistani f00k😉

      May 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • p3c3

        lol no offense to anyone but I see that EVERYWHERE lol.

        May 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    USA pushed many afghan Taliban into Pakistan and the war became larger.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      I don't know which grass you are smoking but you are definitely talking complete bullsh!t😛

      May 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I mean Pakistan had no attacks neither suicide bombers before the Afghan war, when the Pak military attacked the Taliban in Pakistan.

      May 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Riza Afghan

    hahaha I can't stop laughing at weak Pakistani tricks.
    They are keep trying and trying to fake everything and misguide USA and Afghan Government.

    I don't know about USA but Afghanistan is recovered and 90% stabilized and I don't think Pakistan can play game in Afghanistan anymore, Pakistan Government words are on blacklist of Afghan Government, even if Pakistan tell the truth to Afghan Government, Afghan government will take it as a joke or ignore it completely.

    Now Pakistan is a joke to the world, if Mullah Omar travel to Afghanistan today, he will be dead within 24 hours no matter what.

    I feel pity for Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders, now they are hiding like mouse and thinking every second when they will die and i am very proud of my Government/ANA/ANP.

    Please kill every single Taliban if any of them come near to Afghanistan Border or try to cross the border, indeed kill any Pakistani or Irani if they try to come near our border!!!!! Kill all stupid Pakistani and Irani Terrorists.

    Pakistan been free for the past 60+ years and Afghanistan only 10 years, right now Afghanistan is 50 times more peaceful than Pakistan.

    Salute Afghanistan and Love You !!!!😀😀😀

    May 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |