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7 policemen martyred, 22 injured in suicide attack

QUETTA: In anther act of terrorism seven police were martyred and 22 sustained injuries here Wednesday.

This was third attack in past 8 days in which a total of 9 officials have been martyred and over two dozen injured.

According to details Elite Forces jawans left for their routine duty in two trucks from Qasim Lines here today. When their trucks reached near Sibi Crossing in New Sariab area here today, a suicide attacker blew himself up. A truck was completely destroyed as it caught fire after suicide attack. Seven police men were martyred and22 sustained injuries. Injured were shifted to civil hospital, CMH and BMC complex.

While enquiring after health of injured people at civil hospital Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri said that there was information of presence of terrorists in the city. Bomb Disposal Squad had gathered evidences from the spot. Around 100 Kg explosive was used in the attack.

Acting Inspector General Police Mohammad Ayub Qureshi inspected site of attack where he was briefed about explosion. He also went to civil hospital and CMH and sought details of treatment of injured people. He directed for providing them all possible facility of treatment.

Funeral prayers of martyred policemen were held at Police Lines. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Commander Southern Command Lt General Mohammad Asim Bajwa, IG Police Ayub Qureshi and police and military officers also attended.

In another incident a police inspector was targeted in his vehicle along Qambrani road here today. Sub Inspector Abdul Salam was going to his duty when he was targeted. He sustained injuries and martyred on the spot.

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