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Gunmen kill policeman guarding Shias in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Gunmen riding on motorcycles shot dead a policeman and injured another while they were guarding some vegetable sellers belonging to minority Hazara Shia community in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta.

The gunmen opened fired at an armoured police vehicle when it was being driven from Hazar Ganji to Shalkot, police said.

Following the incident, the area was cordoned off and closed for traffic.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Sunni extremists have targeted Pakistan's Shia minority in past attacks.

Attacks on police personnel have become a frequent occurrence in Quetta and other parts of restive Balochistan province.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 07 2018. 17:25 IST