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Police examine the site of an attack in Quetta. — Photo by APP/File

QUETTA: Two policemen were killed when unknown assailants fired at a police van in Quetta on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Three policemen were also wounded in the attack which took place on Quetta's western bypass.

The injured policemen were shifted to the Bolan Medical Complex whereas assailants managed to escape from the scene.

Police cordoned off the site of the attack and began an investigation.

Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province which has seen an upswing in violence recently and is suffering from a separatist insurgency, sectarian violence and Taliban militants.