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Four FC personnel martyred in Quetta attack

QUETTA:  At least four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred when unidentified men opened fire on their vehicle at Quetta’s Sariab road on Wednesday morning.

According to details, the personnel were deployed on the patrolling of railway track. Their bodies were transferred to Civil Hospital Quetta and have been identified as Lance Naik Aslam and Shabbir, Naik Muhammad Saeed and sepoy Amjad.

Soon after the attack, police and law enforcement agencies arrived at the crime scene and cordoned off the area. Security was tightened while a search operation was initiated to nab the culprits.

Initial investigation suggests that a 9mm pistol and kalashnikov were used in the attack.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Razzaq Cheema said the security personnel were on routine patrol when attacked by miscreants in Dukkani Baba area of Sariab Road.

Police termed the incident as another act of targeted killing in the city. Sariab Road is considered to be one of the most sensitive parts of the city. Miscreants have repeatedly targeted security personnel, police and pro-government people in the area. INP

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