Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s house was on Saturday morning was destroyed in a terrorist attack in which a police official was also killed.
The Quaid-e-Azam Residency located in Ziarat in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was attacked with bombs by terrorists who later opened fire on the structure causing extensive damage to the historic building.
As per reports, the building caught fire due to bomb blasts and gunfire and the fire was extinguished by fire fighters after four hours. A police personnel was also killed in the terrorist attack.
Jinnah had spent last days of his life in the 121-year-old historic building and it was declared as national monument.
The roof of the building collapsed in the blasts and the wooden parts of the building, furniture and memorabilia associated with Jinnah has also been destroyed in the fire. Only the structure that is made of bricks has remained intact.
Meanwhile, police officials have recovered around six bombs from the spot that were diffused by the bomb disposal squad. However, the entire has been cordoned off by authorities and the police officials are trying to nab the militants but the attackers haven’t been arrested as yet.
The Residency was built in 1892 by Britishers and the British Governor General’s agents used it as summer residence.