Pakistani official: Quetta police academy under attack

Posted at 3:43 PM, Oct 24, 2016

There is an ongoing attack at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, according to Anwar Ul Haq, government spokesman in Balochistan province. The spokesman said there are four attackers inside the training academy, which houses about 500 cadets.

The attack was reported to be taking place at a hostel where the cadets live.

The government spokesman said seven police officers have been injured, and some police personnel might have been taken hostage. An extra contingent of security forces have been deployed and a cordon has been established.

An emergency has been declared in hospitals across the city.