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DIG Hamid Shakeel martyred in Quetta blast

10 November 2017, 01:00 | Darnell Patrick

A scene of the attack

A scene of the attack

Hamid Shakeel Durrani among three officers embraced martyrdom in a suicide blast that targeted police van in Quetta's Chaman Housing Scheme today (Thursday).

However Hamid Shakeel and two other police officials succumbed to their wounds.

The anti-state Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for plotting Thursday's deadly attack in Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province.

Shakeel has served as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) operations, acting DIG investigations and AIG operations, as well as holding a number of other key posts.

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According to Geo News, the injured were taken to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

Commissioner Quetta Amjad Ali Khan confirmed the attack and said that according to initial reports it was a suicide bombing, but he would wait for investigators to follow up on the nature of the incident. The government will not bow down before terrorists, Zehri was quoted as saying by the local media.

On October 18, seven police officers were killed and 22 wounded when their vehicle was targeted in a roadside suicide bombing in the Saryab road area of Quetta. Prolonged instability and violence in Balochistan southwestern province has become a headache for Pakistani authorities due to huge Chinese investment in the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in the region. More than 14 people, including seven police personnel, were killed and 21 injured this year in June when an explosive-laden auto went off near the office of provincial police chief of Balochistan.



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