Three suicide bombers were shot dead as security forces successfully repulsed an attack in the Police Lines area in Loralai on Wednesday morning.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a policeman – identified as Head Constable Allah Nawaz – was martyred in the attack, while two more police constables were injured.
Initial reports suggested three civilians were also injured in the early morning assault, which took place while exams for the police force were being conducted.
The ISPR said one suicide bomber was shot dead at the entry point of the police lines, while the other two managed to enter the area.
Of these two, one was shot dead by security personnel while the other blew himself up.
The people injured in the attack were identified as Bibi Fatima, Sajjad Ahmed, Muhammad Idris and Muhammad Alam.
The army’s media wing confirmed that the area had been completely secured.
The attack on the police lines comes weeks after two personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred in a terrorist attack in the Hernai area of Balochistan on Eid-ul-Fitr.
The martyred sepoys were identified as 23-year-old Yar Muhammad, hailing from Kush in Sibi District, and 19-year-old Mehtab Khan, who was from Lakki Marwat.
In May, three terrorists were killed and five people, including four hotel workers and a Pakistan Navy soldier, were martyred in the attack on a luxury hotel in Gwadar.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had confirmed that six people, including two army captains, two navy soldiers and two hotel employees, were also injured in the attack.
The ISPR said the terrorists attempted to enter the hotel with the aim of targeting or taking guests hostage.
Earlier, in January, four security officials were martyred while staving off a terrorist attack on a training centre of a paramilitary force in Loralai District.
Four terrorists – including a suicide bomber – were also killed in the botched attack on the Frontier Corps training centre.