Islamabad: A senior government official and two policemen were killed in two separate shootings at Quetta city in southwest Pakistan today, officials said.
Khadim Hussain, Deputy Director of the Public Relations Department, was on his way to work when unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at his vehicle at Shahra-e-Iqbal in Quetta.
Hussain was seriously injured and died while being taken to hospital. The gunmen who attacked Hussain were intercepted by policemen on Jinnah Road.
Two policemen were killed and another injured in an exchange of fire.
The attackers managed to escape, officials said.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack on the government official.