ISLAMABAD: At least eight people were killed in a suicide blast at the camp of Frontier Constabulary here Saturday night, said Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Islamabad Police, Bin Yameen. Talking to media at the site of the blast, he said, eight officials of FC have lost their lives while four of them were injured.
Regarding firing, he clarified that it was done in retaliation by the FC personnel after the suicide bomber hit the barrack number 7 of the camp at 1937 hours, where the FC personnel were stationed, adding that no cross firing had taken place. The police officer said the legs of the suicide bomber were found at the site of the blast.
He said two platoons were staying in the highly guarded camp, while 24 FC personnel were present in the camp at the time of the incident. The DIG said a suspected person was apprehended from the site who is being interrogated by the securities agencies.
President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the Islamabad blast near Jinnah Super Market in sector F-7 on Saturday evening, which caused loss of lives. The President in his message expressed his deep grief and shock over the loss of precious lives and injuries and conveyed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families.
President Zardari reiterated the government’s resolve to fight terrorism and militancy and said “such acts of terrorism cannot deter the government’s determination to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.” He also directed the concerned authorities to ensure the provision best medical care to those injured in the blast.-APP