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SSP, two army officers killed in Chilas firing incident

Updated Aug 06, 2013 09:45am

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CHILAS: Three people, including a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Diamer and two army officers, were killed on Tuesday as their convoy came under attack in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chilas area.

According to DawnNews, unknown gunmen opened fire on a government convoy in Chilas, killing SSP Diamer Muhammad Hilal and two army officers Colonel Ghulam Mustafa and Captain Ashfaq Aziz on the spot.

Moreover, three officials were reported severely injured in the attack.

Later, a heavy contingent of police headed by Inspector General (IG) arrived at the scene to inspect the Diamer district and apprehend the culprits.

Meanwhile, Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister Mehdi Shah strongly condemned the incident, terming it an act of terror. He directed authorities to launch immediate investigations into the incident.

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Sarfraz Nawaz Aug 06, 2013 08:02am

had they taken notice of Chillas incident this would'nt have happened

Sarfraz Nawaz Aug 06, 2013 08:03am

has they taken notice of Chillas incident this would'nt have happened

Syed Ali Aug 06, 2013 08:04am

I am so sorry to hear this. These individuals are martyred in the line of fire. One day we will win this war against extremism. I hope the families of these deceased, have faith and sabar. Ameen.

Ali Aug 06, 2013 08:18am

"He directed AUTHORITIES to launch immediate investigations into the incident."

There must be hundreds of thousands of investigations pending with different authorities in different cities of Pakistan. Does the country have any system, mechanism or skilled manpower or for that matter any of the resources required to carry out even a single proper investigation.

Aleem Aug 06, 2013 10:13am

Inna lillahay wa inna ilhay rajo'on. I salute our army and all law enforcement agencies. Without you guys our beloved country will be held hostage by these so called Taliban/foreign agents trying to destabilize our country. Where do these foreign agents get the money and arms?

Ahmer Aug 06, 2013 10:29am

The animals who carry out such attacks deserve no mercy.

Bakhtawer Bilal Aug 06, 2013 02:14pm

These officers were on their way to attend a meeting with Deputy Commissioner. Some one among the ranks, leaked this information. Killers were waiting in ambush. Culprit / accomplice is a co worker. Why a big contingent under the leadership of IG arrived at the scene. Were the killers still sitting around there? All what is needed is some sharp skilled investigation to find out who leaked the information. That should be a good enough lead to get to the killers.

asim Aug 06, 2013 03:34pm

Earlier soldiers used to die and now high ranking officers. Pakistan is failing in this war.

syed baqar ahsan Aug 06, 2013 03:35pm

informations about their travel is leaked out from their headquarters,mob phone is not a necessity it is brutal weapon for terrorism for that reason introduced so fast with everybody so security of each second is leaked out. clean own sleeves too much of snakes rest in.

Sohail Ahmed Aug 06, 2013 06:22pm

Very sad news but International or Pakistani agencies are involved in these cases of Diamer...

Obaid Aug 06, 2013 08:04pm

SSP Hilal khan was one of the most refined & the most competent officers of Police service of Pakistan . May his & the other brave men's soul rest in heavens , and may the confused nation of ours get to know that we are at war with extremism & mullaism and we have to fight this war to defends the liberties of our brothers, sisters & children. May we get atleast enough courage to support those who are risking their lives to protect us .

Tariq Mehsud Aug 06, 2013 08:17pm

Mr. Mehdi Shah in civilized societies people resign on an incident of this nature.

Asif A. Shah Aug 06, 2013 08:54pm

What a sad news! Against the advice of my friends, I have passed through Chilas area twice this year. I thought that terrorism is a thing of the past in that area. I like Karim Abad, Hunza valley. From Rawalpindi, one has to go through Chilas area in order to reach Karim Abad. Now this latest incident of terror has made me worried about my future visits to Karim Abad. One wonders, when Pakistani people will learn to settle their disputes peacefully. God have mercy on all of us.

US Centcom Aug 07, 2013 12:23am

We salute these fallen soldiers who died serving their country. We send our heartfelt condolences to the victims