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Sipah-e-Sahaba/Taliban attack and kill a Shia Police Officer in Quetta

(Reuters) – Following are security developments in Pakistan at 1130 GMT (6:30 a.m. EST) Wednesday.

QUETTA – Gunmen on motorcycles killed four policemen, including a senior officer, in an apparent sectarian attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, said senior police officer Wazir Khan Nasir.

The police were Shi’ite Muslims and the attack followed several other suspected sectarian attacks, Nasir said.

DERA BUGTI – A bomb planted on a parked motorcycle wounded 12 people, including four paramilitary soldiers in Dera Bugti district, about 500 km (310 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, where Baluch nationalists have been fighting a low level insurgency for years.

(Reporting by Gul Yousafzai; Writing by Kamran Haider; Editing by Robert Birsel)

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE50D2PX20090114

DSP among three police officials killed in Quetta firing incident

QUETTA: Jan 14 (APP)‑ At least three police officials including a DSP were killed while one official sustained critical injuries when unknown armed men sprayed bullets at their vehicle here in Sariab, DIG Operations Wazir Khan Nasar told APP Wednesday.

“The officials were going to police training center when their vehicle was targeted” DIG Nasar said, adding that DSP Hassan Ali and two constables were among the dead. Condition of the other DSP Ghulam Muhammad was stated to be stable.

Area police cordoned off the site for investigation.

http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64830&Itemid=1

BBC Urdu Report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2009/01/090114_quettafiring_ayub.shtml

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Who says the Taliban are not merciful? At times, the prefer cutting ears to slaughtering.

BBC Urdu report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2009/01/090114_taliban_ears_volunteers_rh.shtml


DSP among 4 policemen shot dead in Quetta

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: Unidentified assailants killed four policemen including a DSP in a shootout in Quetta on Wednesday. Motorcyclists ambushed a police team on Sariab Road at around 11am, police officials told Daily Times. Three of the murdered policemen belonged to Hazara community and were Shia. Banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the killings, which appear to be part of a recent series of target killing of Shias in the provincial capital that has claimed six lives in a month. Ensuing protests by members of the Shia and Hazara communities paralysed businesses in the provincial capital. (Daily Times)