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Death toll soars to 62 as terrorists storm police training college in Quetta

11:54 PM | 24 Oct, 2016
Death toll soars to 62 as terrorists storm police training college in Quetta
- Attackers were in constant contact with their handlers in Afghanistan, according to officials

- 62 confirmed dead in an attack on Police Academy in Quetta.

- Young recruits between ages of 16-20 targeted specifically in the attack.

- SSG Operation manages to rescue 200 recruits.

- The massive attack comes after Indian threats of "we will attack at the time and place of our choosing" after the Uri attack.

- Attack suspected to be a part of India's campaign of terrorism in Pakistan.

QUETTA - At least 62 people including security personnel and police recruits were killed and over 100 were injured as terrorists attacked Police training centre at Sariab Road area of the provincial capital on Monday late night.

Two terrorists have been killed and 200 police recruits freed in the attack, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti confirmed.

According to media details, terrorists held hostage police personnel while firing between terrorists and security forces being continued.

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As per details, three suicide bombers entered in the police training centre and started indiscriminate firing that led to retaliation by police.

Some sources reported that terrorists held hostage the 200 police personnel, who were present in the building at the time of the terrorist attack, Abbtakk TV reported.

Meanwhile, the heavy contingency of police and security forces started rescue operation and the site has been cleared now.

Islamic State claims responsibility of attack on Quetta police training

While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, authorities believe the attack to be carried out by Indian supported terrorists that have been active in Balochistan for the past decade. According to senior Baloch government officials, multiple international agencies operating in the province could be behind the nefarious attack.

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After the recent Uri attack in India, the hawks in Indian establishment threatened Pakistan with a terror attack in response to Uri at the "time and place of [their] choosing". Previously, high-level Indian officials, like the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, have been on the record claiming that India will support terrorism against Pakistan.

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Pakistan has lost 60,000 people to terrorism since 2001, with major and tragic attacks such as APS attack which claimed 258 children's lives and this year's attack on lawyers in Quetta.

Pakistan Army has long claimed these attacks to be connected to India's covert terror games against Pakistan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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