Senior police official, three family members martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack

News Desk November 15, 2017
File photo of Quetta police. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A senior police officer and three members of his family were martyred in a terrorist attack in a Quetta neighbourhood on Wednesday night.

SP Investigations Muhammad Ilyas, his wife, son, and a brother were killed when terrorists riding motorcycles ambushed their vehicle in the Nawan Killi area of Quetta, according to police.

The deadly shooting came less than a week after another senior police official was martyred in a suicide attack.

Four killed, 29 injured in separate accidents in Balochistan

Additional Inspector General Hamid Shakeel and two other police officials were martyred when the bomber struck as his vehicle drove past Chaman Housing Scheme last Thursday.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sanaullah Khan Zehri has denounced the terror incident, resulting in the death of the officials. The CM directed arrests of the culprits and bringing them to justice using all state power.

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Khan | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend the solution to Quetta issue is simple. start dividing the regions and isolating the bad regions with questionable activities and personalities and on the way, neutralize the bad elements.....otherwise waiting for them to strike will be demoralizing to state institutions and devastating for national interest.
Israr | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend RIP. Only the very brave present themselves for work in such a dangerous environment. The provincial and federal government and security forces need to come together to free this beautiful city from the grips of terror.
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