Three policemen killed in Baluchistan

 Three policemen were killed and a senior police official was injured when armed militants attacked their vehicle in Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan province on Tuesday.

Karachi: Three policemen were killed and a senior police official was injured when armed militants attacked their vehicle in Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan province on Tuesday.

The militants opened fire on the convoy of District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Shirani in the Spira Ragha area of Loralai district and then escaped to the nearby mountains in Spira Ragha, an official said.

"During the attack three policemen in the convoy were killed while the DPO and two other policemen were injured," he added.

The official said the DPO along with his police guards were coming from a meeting with senior police officers in Loralai, when they were ambushed.

Meanwhile, as part of continued crackdown against militants in Baluchistan, security forces picked up one dozen suspected militants from Uch and Pishin areas of the province.

Also, spokesman Frontier Corps (FC) said security forces conducted a search operation in Uch area of Naseerabad district and arrested eight militants.

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