QUETTA: Four policemen were killed on Thursday in Quetta's Pashtunabad area when unidentified assailants opened fire on a police mobile.
The armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire at a patrolling police mobile in the Manan Chowk area of Pashtunabad. Police said the assailants sped away on their motorcycles.
Police sources told DawnNews that two policemen died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to Civil Hospital in Quetta.
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A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the scene of the crime.
The attack comes a week after four policemen were killed on Pashtunabad's Mullah Salam Road while on a routine patrol.
A crackdown was launched in Balochistan's provincial capital city in the aftermath of last week's Pashtunabad gun attack on Saturday.
Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested 33 suspects during various raids in the area.
PM condemns attacks
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the attacks on police officials in Quetta on Thursday. He deplored the loss of lives and sought a report into the incident. The PM also directed authorities to apprehend the criminals at the earliest.