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India-Pakistan
Gunmen kill four policemen in Quetta: police
2012-12-30
[Dawn] Gunmen, riding cycles of violence, rubbed out four coppers in Quetta, capital of Pakistain's troubled southwestern province of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Saturday, police said.

The attackers sprayed bullets at police on a routine vehicle patrol in the capital of the oil and gas rich province, which is plagued by sectarian violence, a tribal insurgency and attacks by Talibs.

"Three coppers was struck down in his prime, while one expired at hospital," senior police official Zubair Mehmood told AFP.

Doctor Noor Mohammad at local government hospital confirmed the corpse count.

Gun and kabooms frequently target police and security personnel in Balochistan, where faceless myrmidons in 2004 began fighting for autonomy and a greater share of the region's natural mineral wealth.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
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