Government official says the attackers came on motorcycles
At least six policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Ziarat district of Balochistan, officials said on Wednesday.
The assault took place in the mountainous Sanjawi area of Ziarat district. “It was a sudden attack. The attackers came on motorcycles and killed all six personnel on duty,” Qadir Bakhsh, a senior government official in Ziarat, told AFP.
Bakhsh said the attackers were armed with automatic weapons and fled after the assault early Wednesday, adding that a search operation has been launched in the area.
The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to media.