Quetta: The Balochistan government has decided to determine through DNA testing the identities of four suicide bombers who killed 24 Shia pilgrims in Taftan earlier this week, a senior administration official said.

Akbar Hussain Durrani, the Home Secretary Balochistan said that police and levies had collected the suicide bombers’ body parts, which will be sent to Lahore for the DNA tests.

The government’s decision to tighten security measures has come in the aftermath of a series of attacks in different parts of Balochistan against Shia pilgrims and security forces.

The province has been under the grip of violence for over a decade.