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Two policemen martyred in armed attack on DSP’s vehicle in Quetta

QUETTA: Two police officials were martyred when armed men opened fire on the vehicle of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hameedullah Dasti on Samungli Road of Quetta, on Wednesday.

Police officials said the policemen suffered fatal bullet wounds in the gun attack and died on the spot, however, DSP Dasti remained unhurt.

DIG Quetta said that the DSP remained safe owing to his bullet proof vehicle while two of his gunmen sitting in the back seat were martyred in the attack.

The assailants managed to flee from the scene after the attack. No militant group has claimed the responsibility of the terrorism incident.

A police official said that DSP Dasti was coming to his office from home when the assailants opened fire on his vehicle.

Following the incident, a large number of the security personnel swarmed the area, cordoning off the crime scene to collect evidence.

A search operation was also launched in the adjoining areas to look for the culprits of the deadly attack.

Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan, has experienced a trail of incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. The province faces a host of security challenges with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions, suicide attacks and targeted killings.

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