Two policemen gunned down in Quetta

Armed assailants opened fire at police personnel on Quetta's Sariab road


Muhammad Zafar January 04, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men killed two policemen on Sariab road in Quetta on Monday.

“Four armed assailants on motorcycles targeted the personnel at a checkpoint in Bibi Nani Ziarat area,” said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta, Syed Imtiaz Shah.

The personnel were identified as Azizullah and Saifullah and their bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital in Quetta. “The assailants escaped from the scene of the incident,” the official added.

Two police personnel shot dead in Quetta

Police officials reached the site of the attack and began an investigation in to the incident.

Condemning the killings, chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri sought report from the authorities concerned.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.

On October 20, assailants riding motorcycles shot dead two police personnel in Chaman area of the province and escaped from the scene. The incident occurred a day after 11 people were killed and 22 others injured in an explosion inside a passenger bus at Sariab Road.

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