At least sixty cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
Roseline Ebhoramen reports that, the major security operation lasted for hours and all attackers were killed but no group has said it carried out the assault,
Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Monday, reportedly taking hostages.
Two of the militants died after detonating their bomb vests and one was killed by security forces.
Hundreds of trainees were evacuated from Balochistan Police College as troops arrived to resist the militants.
The exact sequence of events is unclear but there was intermittent exchange of fire between the attackers and security forces for several hours
More than 100 people, mostly trainees, were injured.
Pakistan’s army and the paramilitary Frontier Corps took part in the military counter-operation, which the minister said was now over.
Major General Sher Afgan of the Frontier Corps said, the police academy is home to hundreds of students and many of the cadets who died were killed in the blasts.
Officials blamed a faction of the militant group and said the attackers were in communication with operatives in Afghanistan.
The Pakistani military has been conducting military operations against militants in volatile tribal areas near the Afghan border.