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IS terrorists claim responsibility for killing 30 people in Pakistan

Islamic State militants announced that they carried out two terrorist attacks in Pakistan, which killed at least 30 people, reports.


According to The Guardian, militants of the “Islamic State” terrorist organization (banned in Kazakhstan) claimed responsibility for the two explosions that occurred on February 7 at election headquarters in the Pakistani province of Balochistan.


According to the latest data, at least 30 people were killed and dozens more injured as a result of the terrorist attacks. The first explosion which occurred in the city of Pishin killed 18 people and injured at least 30 others. Less than an hour later, a second explosion occurred at the election headquarters of the Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam party in the city of Killa Saifullah. It claimed lives of 12 people and injured several dozens more. Both terrorist attacks occurred in the province of Balochistan, where separatist and extremist groups are highly active.


“The situation is difficult. We are transporting the injured people to hospitals in the provincial capital, Quetta, by helicopter. That was a powerful explosion,” said local deputy police chief Yasir Khan Bazai.


On the evening of February 7, members of the proscribed terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS) claimed responsibility for the attacks. In 2023, IS militants have already attacked the offices of the Pakistani Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam party because of its ties to the Taliban, a movement hostile to the “Islamic State.”