FC spokesman injured in Quetta firing

December 09, 2014

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— Reuters/File
— Reuters/File

QUETTA: Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman Balochistan Khan Wasey was injured in a firing incident on Quetta's Double Road area on Tuesday morning, police said.

Police sources told Dawn that Khan Wasey was travelling in his car when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, injuring him seriously.

He was rushed to Combined Military Hospital for medical treatment.

According to hospital officials, Wasey received two bullets and his condition was critical.

Police and FC personnel arrived at the scene to investigate the attack. According to police, the assailants sped away on their motorcycle after launching the attack.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet. However, militants in the past have targeted security forces and pro-government personalities in the area.

Balochistan has been under the grip of violence for many years. Militants in the area have been targeting security forces, vital national installations and pro-government personalities.