October 2016: Attack on Police Training Camp in Pakistan Leaves Dozens Dead
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Attack on Police Training Camp in Pakistan Leaves Dozens Dead
- On Oct. 24, 2016, three gunmen storm into a police training camp dormitory in the southwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan. The gunmen open fire, killing at least 61 and injuring over 100 unarmed cadets. Then the gunmen set off explosive vests, destroying the building. The next day, ISIS takes responsibility for the attack, announcing it via the Amaq news agency, posting a picture of the three assailants. The three gunmen come from the ISIS Khorasan Province faction, which is known to be active in Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, a Pakistani security official states that the Pakistani extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is responsible. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a group that has been targeting the Shiite Hazara minority in Pakistan for years.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed