Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday condemned the terror attack in Quetta, Pakistan and ‘expressed his grief’. “Let me express grief for those who lost their lives. Terrorism anywhere in any form can’t be accepted,” Parrikar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Parrikar also said that state support for terrorism could harm the state itself.
“Non-state actors involved in terrorism shouldn’t be supported by any state, sometimes it bounces on you too,” Parrikar said referring to the terror attacks in Quetta.
On Monday evening, militants attacked a police training centre in Quetta as 60 policemen were killed. Attackers reportedly entered the hostels of the training centre from the front gate and opened fire, possibly also taking some police personnel hostage and injuring 118 cadets. Media reports suggest that over 50 have been wounded in the attacks, with three in critical condition. Three of the militants were also killed in what was the seventh major terror attack in Pakistan this year.