Funeral prayers held for martyrs of Loralai attack

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QUETTA: Funeral players were held on Wednesday for the seven police members who were martyred in attack on the office of the DIG in Loralai, Balochistan on Tuesday.

IGP Balochistan Mohsin Hasan Butt, Zhob Division Commissioner Basheer Ahmed Khan and Commandant Loralai Scouts Colonel Mukhtar and other senior government officials attended the prayers.

The victims of the attack will be laid to rest in their hometowns.

At least nine people, including eight police staff and a civilian, were killed and over 20 injured when gunmen stormed the office.

The militants targeted a recruitment test for police clerks being held at the police office with heavy firing, followed by an explosion.

About 800 candidates were present in the compound for enrollment in Balochistan Police at the time of the attack.