A policeman was martyred and three others, including a child, were injured when armed suspects opened fire on a police patrolling party in Quetta on Friday, police said.
Constable Ali Muhammad was martyred in the attack that took place on Quetta's Faqeer Muhammad road while two other policemen were injured along with the child, police said.
Following the incident, the injured were rushed to Quetta Civil Hospital where they were taken to the trauma center.
Meanwhile, the suspects escaped unhurt, police added.
Police and other law enforcement agencies personnel arrived at the site following the attack. Investigations into the incident are underway.
There have been numerous attacks on security forces in Balochistan in the past few months.
On September 4, three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, including a lieutenant colonel, were martyred while three others were injured as unidentified attackers opened fire on their convoy in Balochistan's Washuk district.
Earlier, on August 24, two FC soldiers lost their lives when militants ambushed a convoy of security personnel in the Dasht-i-Seyahloo area of Kech district.
On August 14, seven personnel of the Frontier Corps lost their lives and three others injured in a bomb blast in the Khost area, about 150km northeast of Quetta, in Harnai district, and in firing in Panjgur district.
An explosion near Quetta's Pishin Stop on the night of August 12 claimed at least 15 lives and left at least 32 injured.
At the time, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said that an on-duty security vehicle was targeted in the blast, adding that 10 security officials were also among those injured in the attack.
At least 14 people ─ including seven policemen ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area on June 23.