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Three policemen killed by Islamic State in Pakistan’s Balochistan

The motorcycle-borne attackers targeted a police check post in the provincial capital of Quetta.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2017 20:25 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Islamabad
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Representative Image | Pakistani soldiers stand guard.(AFP)

At least three policemen were killed on Sunday in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan allegedly by the Islamic State militant group.

The motorcycle-borne attackers targeted a police check post in the provincial capital of Quetta.

Unidentified motorcyclists opened fired at a police check post in Gen area of Chakki Shahwani on Saryab Road of the provincial capital, resulting in the death of three police personnel, police said.

One policeman died on the spot while the other two succumbed to the bullet wounds in the hospital, an official said.

Police launched a manhunt to nab the culprits who fled after the incident.

A local affiliate of Islamic State militant group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The incident occurred after security forces killed 12 militants in a three-day operation at the start of this month in Balochistan’s Mastung area.

First Published: Jun 11, 2017 20:24 IST