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Agencies
May 14, 2019

Four cops martyred, 11 people injured in Quetta blast

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May 14, 2019

QUETTA: Four policemen were martyred and 11 people including five cops were injured when extremists targeted a police mobile on Monday.

DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that the blast took place near a police mobile van in Mini Market Satellite Town. The police van was completely destroyed in the explosion, resulting in the death of three cops and leaving 11 others, including five cops, seriously injured.

The bodies and injured were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities where condition of some wounded people was stated to be critical and it was feared that the death toll could rise further. Security forces cordoned off the area after the incident and launched a search operation.

President Arif Alvi, PrimeMinister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Senate deputy chairman, National Assembly speaker, deputy speaker, Minister of State for Interior, Balochistan governor and chief minister and others strongly condemned the blast and prayed for the departed souls.

Meanwhile, in a target killing incident a traffic sergeant in district Mastung of Balochistan was martyred. Traffic police sergeant Muhammad Hanif was targeted when he was performing his duty at Stadium Road of Mastung. CCTV footage showed that the target killer was waiting near the police sergeant and having found opportunity he attacked the traffic sergeant from behind, hitting him on the head and snatching his government weapon. The attacker could be seen in the CCTV footage.

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