Taliban faction had assistance of NDS in Quetta blast: Sartaj

01:13 AM | 13 Aug, 2016
Taliban faction had assistance of NDS in Quetta blast: Sartaj
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has said that Taliban splinter group, Jamaatul Ahrar had the assistance of Afghanistan intelligence in carrying out suicide blast in Quetta’s Civil Hospital.

The blast killed 70 people and 108 injured.

He stated that coordination and cooperation between Indian Research and Analysis Wing and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Service is evident.

Sartaj Aziz said that new guidelines have been chalked out for relations with Afghanistan. He stated that the government requires to re-cultivate terms between Afghan and Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.

Sartaj Aziz’s statement has come in roughly four days later a suicide bomber claimed 70 lives in a crowded hospital in Quetta after a great number of lawyers had met there to mourn the killing of the Balochistan Bar Association earlier that day.

Dozens of people were wounded who are under treatment at Combined Military Hospital among others.

Meanwhile, army leadership decided to launch combing operation in different areas.