Funeral prayers for SHO Hamidpur offered in Quetta

August 15, 2015

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Sher Hassan, the SHO of Hamidpur police station, was on his way home when armed men on a motorbike attacked him on Friday.
. —Reuters/File
Sher Hassan, the SHO of Hamidpur police station, was on his way home when armed men on a motorbike attacked him on Friday. . —Reuters/File

QUETTA: Funeral Prayers of Sher Hassan, Station House Officer (SHO) of Hamidpur police station in Balochistan's Sohbat Pur district, were offered on Saturday.

Sher Hassan, the SHO of Hamidpur police station, was on his way home when armed men on a motorbike attacked him on Friday.

Read: Police mobile van attacked in Sohbat Pur, several cops wounded

Police sources told DawnNews that armed militants sprayed bullets at the police's patrolling vehicle. The sources added that five policemen were also missing in the area.

The SHO was taken to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Puno Aqil because of his serious condition. The policeman succumbed to his wounds during treatment.

The funeral prayer of Sher Hussain was offered in Police Lines area of Quetta. Balochistan Police Chief Muhammad Amlaish Khan, Additional Inspector General Police Muhammad Ayub Qureshi and other high level officials attended the funeral prayer.

Strict security measures were take up by the administration in and around the Police Lines area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, police said suspicion falls on Baloch separatist militant groups operating in the area.