4 policemen shot dead in Quetta

SP who lost his life in the attack

SP who lost his life in the attack

At least four policemen including SP Mubarak Shah were gunned down in Quetta on Thursday by unidentified armed men.

The gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at a police vehicle while it was patrolling the city's Killi Deba area, Dawn news quoted officials as saying.

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

No one immediately claimed responsibility.

A senior police officer was martyred and 11 others -including policemen sustained injuries in terrorist attack at Boghra Road in Chaman, Balochistan.

On Monday, a suicide attack in nearby Chaman town that borders neighboring Afghanistan killed the district police chief along with his driver and security guard.

Violence in Baluchistan has raised concern about security for projects in the $57-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a planned transport and energy link from western China to Pakistan's southern deep-water port of Gwadar. The country has been battling Islamist and nationalist insurgencies in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting.

Police sources told RFE/RL that the attack happened on July 13 in the Deeba area of the city.

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