Four FC personnel killed in Quetta gun attack

The assailants have repeatedly targeted security personnel and government officials in the area.

Quetta, Razzaq Cheema said the security personnel was on a routine patrol when they were attacked by miscreants in Dukkani Baba area of Sariab Road in the city.

The Taliban militants on Wednesday killed four paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province, police said.

As a result, four FC personnel received fatal firearm wounds and were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta, where doctors pronounced them dead. Further probe has also begun after collecting empty shells and other evidence from the location. An investigation is underway.

Muazzam Jah, inspector general of Balochistan police, said there was no CCTV camera in the area of the attack.

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The constable, identified as Naseer Ahmed, was going to his office when he was gunned down.

A day earlier, on Jan 15, five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in Kech, Balochistan when their vehicle turned turtle after it was sacked at.

Security and law enforcement agencies have recently faced several attacks in the city.

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