Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Gunmen kill 4 police officers in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen kill 4 police officers in southwest Pakistan

Superintendent of Police Mubarak Shah, 56, was killed en route to his office when four gunmen riding on motorcycles attacked his vehicle, said city police officer Muhammad Sultan.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident.

The latest incident of terrorism came three weeks after a powerful vehicle bombing near the office of IG Balochistan killed 14 people and wounded 20.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though Taliban militants and Baloch separatists have been active in the region for the last several years.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his grief over the incident.

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The Jamat ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mail sent to RFE/RL.

A senior police officer was martyred and 11 others -including policemen sustained injuries in terrorist attack at Boghra Road in Chaman, Balochistan.

The killing came four days after a bomb killed a high-profile police chief and his guard while wounding 11 others in Chaman, a tense border town in southwestern Balochistan.

Resource-rich Baluchistan has always been plagued by insurgencies by separatists.

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