Pakistani Taliban kill 4 gov paramilitary troopers in gun attack


Pakistani police say gunmen riding on motorcycles have opened fire on a vehicle carrying paramilitary soldiers in the country's southwest, killing four troops before fleeing.

Muazzam Jah, inspector general of Balochistan police, said there was no CCTV camera in the area of the attack.

Meanwhile, on Jan 2, at least five people, including two FC personnel, were injured as a result of a gun and bomb attack on a check post in the Baleli area of the provincial capital, said security sources.

Security officials inspect the attack site in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on February 14, 2018.

"The four men were shot in the head", Khan told Reuters, adding that handguns were used in the attack.

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The police said dead bodies were shifted to Frontier Corps Hospital Quetta.

According to the initial investigation into the terror incident, three to four armed assailants attacked the law enforcers. The FC personnel were identified as Aslam, Shabir, Mohammad Saeed and Amjad.

The banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic militant groups also operate there and often target security forces. Last month, at least seven persons were killed on Zarghoon Road in Quetta when a suicide bomber rammed his motorbike into a police truck.

Expressing deep concern over the martyrdom of the security men, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said the culprits behind the attack would be brought to justice.