Pakistan: Bomb kills two police in Shiite mosque attacked
Sept.13, Quetta: A roadside bomb killed two police officers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday, and another three were wounded as they foiled a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque elsewhere in the country, police said.
The bomb struck a police patrol as it was dropping off officers for an evening shift, said Abdul Jan Afridi, Quetta's police chief. The blast wounded another five police officers as well as three civilians, he added.
Earlier on Tuesday, police prevented two suicide bombers from striking a Shiite mosque in the southern city of Shikarpur, police chief Bahardin Kerio said.
He said the first bomber set off his explosives when guards stopped him for a search, wounding three police and leaving one of them in critical condition. A second attacker was shot and wounded before he could detonate his suicide belt, and later arrested.
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