A policeman was gunned down and another injured when their vehicle was attacked in Quetta’s Hazar Ganji area on Wednesday. The police vehicle was there to guard fruit sellers belonging to the Shia Hazara community, who were commuting from Hazar Ganji to Hazara Town.
Police said the assailants escaped unhurt from the site of the attack. Police and other law enforcement personnel reached the spot as an investigation was launched into the attack.
Police described the act as a targeted attack, the sources added. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, mother of all terrorism in Pakistan, the notorious Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ)/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and their allies have remained involved in Shia genocide and many a times one or another group also claimed responsibility for the Shia gencocide.
Police and security agencies in the provincial capital also have recently faced multiple attacks by miscreants.
On Feb 28, four soldiers of the Frontier Corps (FC) and two policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), were martyred in two incidents of terrorism.