Police in Pakistan said gunmen today opened fire on a police officer's car in the northwestern city of Quetta, killing his minor son and uncle and injuring the officer critically.
Officer Abdul Qayum says fellow officer Abdul Samad came under attack in the suburban area of Nawa Kili when returning home after purchasing food for breakfast.
Qayum said attackers escaped on motorcycles. He said the boy and uncle died at a hospital and Samad is in critical condition.
The attack came hours after counter-terrorism police killed four 'terrorists' in an overnight raid in the Terameel area. Three officers were wounded in the firefight.
Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province, which is the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baloch separatists. Islamic militants also operate in the region.
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