A police officer serving with Balochistan’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) was gunned down on Sariab Road on Monday, officials said.
According to details, the incident took place in Shafiq Colony when some unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate firing at Station House Officer (SHO) Shabbir Ahmed.
The victim was shot in the head and was immediately taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on the way. Police said the assailants drove away on their motorcycles after the attack.
The cop’s dead body was shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.
On the other hand, police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel cordoned off the entire area and launched an investigation into the matter to nab the culprits.
The incident comes a day after militants attacked a Balochistan Constabulary check post in Killi Almas area of Quetta, injuring two paramilitary soldiers.
Quetta has witnessed a rise in attacks against police personnel as the government moves to clear the province of terrorist sanctuaries.