Unknown gunmen kill six policemen in southwest Pakistan

    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


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