At least three suspected terrorists were killed on Wednesday morning after they attacked the Police Lines area in Balochistan’s Loralai. A two-hour long firefight between the attackers and the police resulted in a policeman being killed.
Police sources initially told SAMAA TV that there were at least two attackers. Reports later came in that at least three attackers had been killed.
There was also a blast heard in the area but the intensity and damage could not be immediately confirmed.
Loralai DPO Jawad Tariq confirmed that one policeman had died and ASP Ataul Haq has been injured in the attack. He was shifted to Civil Hospital, Loralai where his injuries were deemed minor. The policeman who died has been identified as Hawaldar Allah Nawaz.
Four other personnel were also injured and have been identified as Bibi Fatima, Muhammad Idris, Muhammad Aalim, Sajjad Ahmed.
The total number of injuries is still unconfirmed. More policemen were called in, as were personnel from other security agencies. The attackers entered via the main gate. All entry and exit points were sealed during the attack.
B-1 exams were being held at the Police Lines and a large number of candidates were already present. It is unclear whether any candidates were injured.
This is the third attack on the Police Lines in Loralai this year as similar attacks occurred in January and February.