Four FC troops martyred in Quetta shooting

  • Deceased officials were on routine patrol duty on Sariab Road when they came under attack

QUETTA – Four personnel of FC were martyred during an attack on their vehicle in an area of Quetta early Wednesday.

According to police officials, the deceased officials were on routine patrol duty on Sariab Road in Langvabad area when their vehicle was attacked by unknown assailants.

The attackers opened fire on the vehicle and fled the scene, leaving four personnel dead.

Following the incident, security and rescue officials reached the site. The area has been cordoned off while search operation is underway.

The bodies of the deceased, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical procedure.

On Jan 18, two personnel of Balochistan police were killed and one injured during firing by unknown assailants on Double Road Bridge, an area of Quetta.

On Jan 16, unknown attackers killed a police constable, in what appeared to be a targeted killing, on Raisani Road in Quetta.

The constable, identified as Naseer Ahmed, was going to his office when he was gunned down. However, the attackers escaped from the spot after the attack.

On Jan 9, a strong explosion near rocked the Balochistan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people including five police personnel and injuring dozens others.

The blast took place near a police truck parked close to GPO Chowk on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road, located in the city’s high-security Red Zone, around 300 metres from the provincial assembly building. The road also leads to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.