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2 policemen killed by gunmen in Pakistan’s Balochistan

At least two policemen were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan.

The motorcycle-borne attackers targeted a police check post in the provincial capital of Quetta.

One policeman was killed on the spot while two others were injured, a police official said.

“Later, one of the injured policemen succumbed to his injuries in a hospital,” he said.

Police launched a manhunt to nab the culprits who fled after the incident.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The incident occurred after security forces killed 12 militants in a three-day operation at the start of this month in Balochistan’s Mastung area.

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