Four security officials martyred in Quetta attack

Frontier Corps in Balochistan
Frontier Corps in Balochistan
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16 February, 2018

Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were shot and killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at their vehicle in Quetta on Wednesday morning.

According to details, the officers were attacked while patrolling a railway line.

Quetta, Razzaq Cheema said the security personnel was on a routine patrol when they were attacked by miscreants in Dukkani Baba area of Sariab Road in the city.

It is becoming increasingly common in Quetta for militants to target security officials, along with religious minorities.

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As a result, four FC personnel received fatal gun wounds and were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta, where doctors pronounced their death.

On Jan 16, unknown attackers killed a police constable, in what appeared to be a targeted killing, on Raisani Road in Quetta. The remarks by a State Department official came ahead of a crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris from February 18 to 23.

Police and law enforcement personnel reached the spot as an investigation was launched. Further probe has also begun after collecting empty shells and other evidence from the location.

The banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.


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