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Gunmen shoot dead jail warden in Quetta: police
[Dawn] Gunmen on a cycle of violence have rubbed out a senior prison official in Pakistain's southwestern city of Quetta, police said Sunday.

Imtiaz Ahmad, chief warden of the district prison, was targeted late Saturday when two people riding a cycle of violence sprayed him with bullets near his office, police said.

"Two armed persons riding a cycle of violence opened fire on Imtiaz Ahmad and fled. He received critical wounds and died instantly," Qazi Abdul Wahid, a senior police official in Quetta, told AFP.

Police and security forces are frequently attacked in the insurgency-plagued 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...
province, of which Quetta is the capital.

Al Qaeda-linked krazed killer group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LJ) grabbed credit for Saturday's killing, telling local media: "The slain warden was a cruel person and used to subject our imprisoned leaders and workers to torture."

LJ has orchestrated violent attacks on Moslem minority Shiites, and other police officials in Balochistan say they have been threatened by the group.

Earlier this month a senior police official was assassinated in Quetta in another drive-by shooting claimed by LJ.
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