Four policemen killed in Quetta drive-by shooting

SSP Operations says militants on motorcycles opened fire on police vehicle


Afp/muhammad Zafar June 11, 2015
PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

QUETTA: At least four policemen, including an ASI, were killed on Thursday when armed assailants opened fire on a police van in Pashtoonabad area of the district, a senior police official told The Express Tribune.

Militants opened fire on a patrolling police vehicle, killing four policemen on the spot, SSP Operations Quetta Aitzaz Goraya said. He said the assailants were riding motorcycles when they opened fire on the police vehicle and managed to escape from the scene.

"The bomber was on a motorcycle and he rammed it into the vehicle of Malik Tariq who was on his way to the office," Mian Saeed, a senior police official told reporters at the scene.

"One policeman has been killed and four others wounded," Saeed said, adding that it had yet to be determined whether the bomber was wearing a suicide vest or his motorcycle was packed with explosives.

Last week, another four policemen were shot dead in Quetta when unidentified armed men had opened fire on a police van at Mullah Abdul Salam area.

Read: Four police officials shot dead in Quetta

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Baloch separatist groups demanding more autonomy and control over province’s gas and mineral resources have frequently targeted security forces and police for years. The province is also riven by sectarian strife and militant violence.

COMMENTS (9)

shams mandokhail | 5 years ago | Reply attack on police at quetta i think these type attacking down the moral of police, because police pay is high secrfing ,it is amazing different community are targeting in different time,some days ago pushtoon are targetd at mustaang,hazara killing are routine since 10 years,now police targeting started, every body have this question why culprit are not bring in court for open tril.if the same situation are contune in balochistan, it will be more dqanger,govt should focus balochistan problems,if we are blaming forign hand it is not only enough for masses satisfaction.
Azi | 5 years ago | Reply Where are those people crying about the two brothers killed because they didnt stop? This is the tactic killers use and before you is the result. Police does or doesn't do its job, its basically always the one to be blamed by people.
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