AIG Hamid among 3 martyred in Quetta blast
DG ISPR condemned the attack on police officials
QUETTA: Additional Inspector General (AIG) Telecommunications Hamid Shakeel Durrani and two other policemen were martyred in a suicide attack near Chaman Housing Scheme on Airport Road of the provincial capital city Quetta, reported on Thursday.
According to sources, senior police official Hamid Shakeel was the apparent target of the attack, who was leaving his residence and passing through an under construction building at the time of the attack.
Assistance SubInspector (ASI) Ramzan and driver Jalil Ahmed were among the dead while four policemen were also injured. However, their identification of the injured could not be ascertained immediately.
All the injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for medical attendance.
The security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation immediately after the attack.
Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has strongly condemned the attack and summoned report as early as possible. He also expressed condolence to the bereaved families.