Policeman killed in Quetta checkpost attack

Published November 14, 2014
— AFP/File
— AFP/File

QUETTA: A policeman was killed on Friday when armed men attacked a checkpost in Quetta's Hana area.

Police sources told Dawn that four armed motorcyclists resorted to indiscriminate firing at a police checkpost in the Nasarabad area of Hana.

One of the four policemen deployed at the checkpost was killed in the attack. The deceased policeman was identified as Sultan Mohammad. The militants also snatched weapons from police.

Police said the assailants managed to escape unhurt from the crime scene.

Meanwhile, police personnel reached the spot as an investigation into the incident went under way.

Police termed the attack an incident of targeted killing, however, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The incident comes two days after militants killed five labourers in Quetta's Usman road area.

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