Gunmen kill three policemen in Quetta
[Dawn] Gunmen killed three coppers in a drive-by shooting on the outskirts of Quetta on Sunday, police said.
The shooting comes a day after gunnies on cycle of violences rubbed out eight men at a laundry in a busy area of Quetta, the capital of oil- and gas-rich Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province, before fleeing.
"Two gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on a police mobile van, killing three coppers," senior local police official, Sikandar Tareen, told AFP.
He said that the incident happened while the coppers were on a routine patrol in the area.
Another local police official Abdul Qayyum also confirmed the incident and casualties.
Police and security forces are frequently attacked in insurgency-plagued Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan.
There was no claim of responsibility for the latest incident, but Balochistan suffers from religious militancy, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia Moslems and a separatist insurgency.
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