QUETTA: Three policemen lost their lives when unidentified attackers on a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on them in Quetta City on Wednesday.
Police sources said the three Balochistan Constabulary personnel were deployed at a check post in Kili Kabir area when the incident occurred.
The deceased were identified as Murad Ali, Sher Ali and Muhammad Nadeem. The bodies had been shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta.
Area police have registered the case and have begun their investigation with 22 suspects arrested during a search operation in different areas of the city.
Earlierp paramilitary troops, police and the Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) on Monday arrested around 150 suspects during a house-to-house search in connection with the targeted killings of SHO Manzoor Tareen and two constables.
(Read: House-to-house search in Quetta: 150 held after policemen’s killings)
Umer Abdullah, the spokesman of an unknown organisation which claimed responsibility for Tareen’s killing on Saryab Road had said Tareen was involved in carrying out search operations against militants and also provided security to Nato suppliers on Saryab Road.