Police constable shot dead in Quetta


QUETTA: A police constable was killed on Tuesday by unidentified men on Quetta’s Raisani Road, in another alleged attack on law enforcers in Balochistan.

The attack took place as the constable, identified as one Naseer Ahmed, was going back home after finishing the day’s work. According to reports, he died on the spot and his killers escaped the scene.

Police rushed to the site after receiving information about the incident.

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

On Monday, at least five security personnel were martyred and six others were injured in a gun attack which toppled a vehicle carrying security personnel near Kech district of Balochistan.

According to reports, unidentified armed men opened fire on a security convoy near Shapook area of the district. As a result, one of the vehicles in the convoy turned turtle after the attack, killing five personnel.

A suicide attack in Quetta last week that left five policemen dead was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, who later said that the target of the attack were police officials.