Policeman martyred in Quetta ambush


QUETTA: A policeman was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Quetta’s Nawa Killi area early on Thursday.

According to police, the deceased cop identified as Mohammad Moosa was returning home from duty at Barori police station when the unidentified gunmen opened fire at him, killing him instantly.

His body was shifted to Quetta’s Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

On Wednesday, four school children were injured after unidentified men opened fire outside a school in the Kili Shabo area on Wednesday.

According to police, assailants riding motorcycles opened fire at the gate of the school, injuring the students.

A hospital spokesperson had said, “The school children, aged between nine and 12 years, are in stable condition.”

In 2017, the Human Rights Watch in its report stated that attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of children, particularly girls, in Pakistan.

The 71-page report, “Dreams Turned into Nightmares: Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools in Pakistan,” based on 48 interviews with teachers, students, parents, and school administrators in the Pakistani provinces of Punjab, Sindh, and KP, urged the Pakistan government to take measures to make schools safe for students.