Unknown gunmen kill six policemen in southwest Pakistan
Aug.26, Quetta: Unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan, a police spokesman said.
Abdullah Rind, spokesman for the Levies tribal police, said Friday that the attack took place Thursday night near the Iranian border. He says the assailants first fired a rocket and then opened fire on a vehicle carrying the police, who were returning from a border town near Iran. He says the motive behind the attack was not clear.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but separatist groups have waged a low-level insurgency in Baluchistan province for years.
Because of its closeness to Afghanistan, the province is also a hiding place for Taliban and al-Qaida militants.
The Oslo Times International News Network