Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Pakistan

Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:13AM GMT
Suspected pro-Taliban militants (file photo)
Unknown gunmen have killed at least two policemen and injured three others in the southwestern province of Balochistan in Pakistan.

Officials said the incident occurred when the assailants riding on a motorcycle opened fire at a police check post on Samangli road in Quetta city on Wednesday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The attackers managed to escape the scene after the incident, the officials added.

Just after the attack, security forces cordoned off the area and transferred the injured policemen to a local hospital.

No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.

Pro-Taliban militants have spread their influence in various regions, killing people and security forces on an almost daily basis despite an offensive by the Pakistani government.

There has also been a surge in militant bomb attacks in Pakistan since late 2009.



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