International

Suicide bombing at southwest Pakistan checkpoint kills 3

Security officials examine the site of suicide bombing in a checkpoint on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives Sunday near the security checkpoint in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing few paramilitary troops and wounding more than a dozen, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a security checkpoint in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing at least three paramilitary troops and wounding 15 others.

A senior police officer said the attacker had walked toward the checkpoint Sunday manned by the paramilitary Frontier Corps on Quetta-Mastung Road, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.

He said body parts were found at a distance from the security post after the bombing.

Some of the wounded were in critical condition and the death toll could rise.

Banned militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the morning attack.

MORE STORIES

Pixel Image