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SP investigation killed in Quetta


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QUETTA: Motorbike gunmen Friday shot dead a senior police officer investigating sectarian killings in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Balochistan, police said.

The incident took place in Quetta, the capital of the oil and gas rich province, which is plagued by sectarian violence, a tribal insurgency and attacks by Taliban militants.

Police said the assailants sprayed Quetta’s Superintendent Police (SP) Investigation Jamil Kakar with bullets when he left his house in his official car, killing him and injuring a police guard.

“Jamil Kakar died on the spot. We are investigating the motives of the attack,” Salim Lahri, another senior police official in Quetta told AFP.

“The attackers fled on the motorcycle, we have launched a search for their arrest.”

Officials said Kakar was investigating several sectarian attacks and that he had received threats in the recent past.

Kakar was on his way to appear for the hearing of the Balochistan law and order case which was heard at the Supreme Court's Quetta registry.

Kakar was earlier posted at Barori Road Police Station in Quetta as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He was later promoted to the post of SP and was transferred to the Sariab Road Police Station.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but sectarian violence has left thousands of people dead in Pakistan since the late 1980s.

At least 320 Shias have been killed in targeted attacks this year across Pakistan, including more than 100 in Balochistan, the majority from the Hazara community, the Human Rights Watch said.

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ahsan shah UK Sep 07, 2012 10:26am
Secret Agencies deafeted Govt again
Ashraf Sep 07, 2012 08:13am
Government should act like Sri Lankan government did to Tamil rebels.Eliminate ruthlessly rebels & their leaders.
Shahzad Latif Sep 07, 2012 08:10am
Very unfortunate and very sad. May Allah save all Pakistanis from themselves.
Ahmed Saeed Sep 07, 2012 07:36am
Unfortunate and tragic
mansoor Sep 07, 2012 08:07am
Can Allah save a nation hell bent on committing suicide?
Baheryab Hazara Sep 09, 2012 05:40am
The terrorists cannot justify their henious crimes by killing innocent people. Actually these terrorists are spoiling the sacred notion of Jehad. Jamil Kakar is a virtual Shaheed, who embraced martyrdom during performance of his duties.May Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace.
G.Rasool Sep 07, 2012 08:09am
Killers came on motorbike, killed SP and disappeared ! Motorbike is a chopper, it flew away.typical tactics like target killing in Karachi.
Aimal Khan Sep 07, 2012 12:51pm
these heinous acts are impossible to be done without the establishment, secret agencies supporting them!!!
javed abbas Sep 07, 2012 08:42am
very said and tragic incident 4 pkistani people.
nasir Sep 07, 2012 01:33pm
just check the fundings jehadis are getting, every illegal madaras should be abolished, and only with transparrent account should be allowed to remain in business
Muhammad Choudhry Sep 07, 2012 10:36am
May Allah help Pakistan, Allah helps those who help themselves. I have no hope as long as these crooks are ruling this nation. This is the Government in this world, who help dishonest and who steels government money. There is no logic to ask Allah for help. Muhammad Choudhry USA
Yaser Sep 07, 2012 11:40am
Musharraf tried that but now he is on trial for doing just that... so what do we do?
Chandan Sep 07, 2012 06:43am
May Allah save Pakistan