Militants shot dead top officer investigating Shia massacre in Pakistan
Armed militants in Pakistan have killed a senior police officer investigating the killings of Shia Muslims in troubled southwestern province of Balochistan, Press TV reports.
The incident took early Friday, when Jamil Kakar was leaving house in a police vehicle in the provincial capital Quetta.
Armed masked men on a motorcycle approached the police car and opened fire on the police official, killing him on the spot.
A police guard was also reportedly injured in the attack.
The assailants fled the scene immediately after the attack.
Kakar was serving as superintended in Quetta and was in charge of investigating the Shia killings in the province.
On September 1, gunmen also killed 7 Shia Muslims from Hazara community in separate incidents in Hazarganji area of Quetta.
Pro-Taliban militants have killed hundreds of Shia Muslims in various parts of Pakistan over the past few months.
The country’s Shia leaders have called on the government to form a judicial commission to investigate the bloodshed.
The killing of Shias has caused international outrage, with rights groups and regional countries, including Iran, expressing concern over the ongoing deadly violence.
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