Four security personnel martyred in Quetta

Pakistan       by Mahmood Idrees | Published

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

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. Their bodies were transferred to Civil Hospital Quetta and have been identified as Lance Naik Aslam and Shabbir, Naik Muhammad Saeed and sepoy Amjad.

Balochistan in general and its provincial capital Quetta in particular witness frequent attacks by various militant and terrorist groups.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti also condemned the targeted killing of the FC personnel.

On February 3, a suicide bomber killed 11 soldiers in an attack on an army camp in the Swat Valley in Pakistan's northwest, with the Pakistani Taliban claiming responsibility.

Security and law enforcement agencies have recently faced several attacks in the city.

On January 28, a policeman was killed in Quetta's Hazarganji area in a targetted attack while on January 18, two Balochistan Constabulary officials were killed in Quetta.

"Security forces have [earlier] foiled several attempts to bomb passenger trains and recovered improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted in the same area", he added.

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