Head constable shot dead

Published March 28, 2008

QUETTA, March 27: A head constable was gunned down in Quetta and three policemen, including an inspector, were kidnapped by armed men in the Dashat area of Mastung district on Thursday.

Police sources said that the head constable Mohammad Latif of the traffic police was on duty in Liaquat bazaar when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on him.

According to sources, Mastung police had raided a house in the Dashat area and arrested a proclaimed offender, Abdul Hamid Samalani. After the raid, SHO Abdul Rahim was patrolling the area along with two constables when they came under an attack. The assailants overpowered them and took them away.

The sources said that police had started a search and were raiding different areas to rescue the kidnapped policemen.—Staff Correspondent

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