15:54 GMT25 February 2020
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    This is the third such assault to affect the the Police Lines area of Loralai in the Pakistani province of Balochistan this year, as similar attacks occurred in January and February.

    At least two policemen were injured after armed terrorists launched an attack on the Police Lines area in Loralai, a city in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Wednesday.

    Police officials claimed that there were at least two attackers involved in the raid; one attacker is believed to have been killed but there is no official confirmation yet.

    The attack took place as dozens of young people gathered in Police Lines to take an exam.

    Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani said that the police “fought bravely against the terrorists”, adding that “the swift and effective action taken by the police today shows that our security agencies are well prepared”.

    The injured policemen have been taken to Civil Hospital Loralai, the number of people injured remains unconfirmed.

    This has been the third terrorist attack on the Police Lines area of Loralai in 2019; similar assaults took place in the area in January and February.

    At least nine policemen were reportedly killed and 21 more people injured after terrorists attacked the Police Recruitment Centre in the area on January 30.


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