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SSP, two army officers killed in Chilas firing incident

Updated Aug 06, 2013 09:45am
— File photo
— File photo

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.