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Unknown armed men kill policemen in Quetta

Latest Update: January 8, 2016 | 417 Views
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QUETTA: Armed militants killed two policemen in Quetta’s Multani Mohalla area on Friday.

The policemen were killed after armed assailants opened fire at them, police sources said, adding that the victims were hit in the heads with bullets. Another policeman was seriously injured during the firing.

The armed assailants escaped unhurt from the spot.

The bodies were taken to Civil Hospital Quetta for a post-mortem.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the spot and began an investigation into what police sources believe is an act of targeted killing. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The incident comes just a few days after the killing of two policemen in Quetta’s Sariab road area.

Sariab road is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants have been targeting security forces in the area for almost a decade.

Balochistan has experienced incident violence and targeted killings for over a decade.

More than 1,400 incidents targeting minority communities have occurred in the province during the past 15 years.

The largest province in the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region.