Senior police official, Four family members martyred in Quetta firing

A senior police official and his three family members were martyred when unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle here on Tuesday evening.
The son, daughter-in-law and grandson of the police official were also martyred in the attack which took place in the Nawa Kali area of the provincial capital.
The police official, SP Investigation Mohammad Ilyas, and his family members were travelling in a vehicle when they were targetted by unknown gunmen on motorcycles.
The attackers managed to flee the scene of the incident. Security forces have initiated their investigation after reaching the crime scene.
Ilyas is the second senior police official assassinated in Quetta in the span of a week.
Last week, a senior police officer was among three officials martyred in a suicide attack on Quetta’s airport road.
Around eight others, including police officials, were said to be injured in the attack on the vehicle of the senior police officer.
DIG Hamid Shakeel, who was heading the motor transport and telecommunications department, and two other police officials were martyred when the DIG’s convoy was targetted in a bomb attack.