Three killed as police convoy comes under attack in Quetta

Police spokesperson says SP Sariyab was on his way to a hospital when armed men opened fire on his vehicle


Mohammad Zafar July 27, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: At least three people, including two policemen, were killed on Monday during an attack on Sariyab Superintendent of Police Zahoor Ahmed Afridi’s convoy at Sabazal Road in Quetta.

“SP Sariyab was on his way to a hospital when armed men opened fire on his vehicle," a police spokesperson told The Express Tribune.

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"Two policemen were killed as a result of the attack, however, the SP miraculously escaped the attack," he added.

The spokesperson further said one of the attackers was killed and another injured in retaliatory fire by security forces, while others managed to flee.

Meanwhile, police and Frontier Corps (FC) cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

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Earlier this month, seven security officials were killed in two separate incidents in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. In the first incident, unidentified men had attacked a check post in Dukki area of Loralai district in Balochistan, gunning down five personnel of Frontier Corps (FC). In the second incident, unidentified armed men had opened fire on a police mobile, killing two police officials and injuring another in Chamkani area of Peshawar. On retaliation by the police, one of the attackers was killed while the others fled.

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