QUETTA: Two policemen were martyred when Deputy Superintendent of Police Hameedullah Dasti’s car came under heavy firing by unknown assailants on Sumungli Road in Quetta early Wednesday morning.
“DSP Dasti remained safe in the attack,” confirmed Balochistan police.
The deceased were identified as Muhammad Thair and Ayoub shah.
According to the police, DSP Dasti was on his way to the office when his vehicle came under attack.
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“The attackers were already present on Sumungli Road when the DSP’s car reached the spot,” added the police.
DSP Dasti remained safe as he was travelling in a double cabin car but his four guards were in the open compartment due to which two fell prey to the terrorist fire.
Subsequently, the remaining policemen fired back at the attackers who managed to flee away.
“I have been working on some pivotal cases and had to visit the court regarding them today,” DSP Dasti told Express News.
“Apart from that I had been receiving threats from banned outfits as well,” he added.
According to Express News, the police have thrown a cordon around the area to gather evidence for investigation and a search operation is under way to nab the terrorists.
Quetta was on high alert since ten days pertaining to a terror threat and a ban was imposed on pillion riding because of this.
Consequently, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the attack and ordered an immediate inquiry into it.
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"Terrorists don't deserve any leniency," the CM stated as he expressed his sorrow and grief with the bereaved families.
Last month, a customs official was killed in a firing incident early in the outskirts of Quetta.
The customs officials were travelling in a car when unknown assailants opened fire at the vehicle near Sheikh Zayed Hospital at Link road resulting in the death of Muhammad Fasim.
However reason of the attack remained unclear.