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Two Policemen Killed in Balochistan Rocket Attack

by AFP
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An officer of the Frontier Corps killed in a separate landmine explosion.

A rocket attack targeting a senior police officer and his family killed two police escorts in Balochistan province, officials said Sunday.

The incident happened Saturday evening when district police chief Asghar Ali Yusufzai was traveling with his family from Khuzdar district to the town of Gwadar. “The vehicle carrying Yusufzai and his family came under rocket attack as they passed Pasni town,” said Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani. He said the rocket hit the vehicle escorting Yusufzai, killing two policemen and injuring another, while the senior officer and his family escaped unhurt.

A senior administration official in Gwadar, Hameed Abro, confirmed the incident and casualties.

Nobody has claimed responsibility but the area is one of the most restive parts of the province. Separatists have regularly attacked police and troops along with state infrastructure.

Also on Sunday, an officer from the paramilitary Frontier Corps was killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine in a village close to Dera Bugti town, a senior local official said. The officer died of his wounds on the way to hospital, the official added.

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