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Pakistan police officers killed protecting cyclist

Postby Aushiker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:39 am

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At least six Pakistani police officers have been killed while escorting a Spanish round-the-world cyclist through the highly volatile western province of Baluchistan.

Officials say the cyclist, identified as Javier Colorado, and his escort of local tribal police were ambushed by gunmen in Mastung district, about 55 kilometres west of the provincial capital Quetta.

Six police officers were killed and six wounded in the exchange of fire, senior local administration official Shafqat Sehwani said.

Mr Colorado suffered only minor injuries.

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by BNA » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:46 pm

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Re: Pakistan police officers killed protecting cyclist

Postby Vintagetourer » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:46 pm

I'm a bit late chipping in to the post.

A week or so after the initial news item, Javier, or at least friends/colleagues reported no one had been killed in the incident he'd been injured in, and he gave quite a different account of the attack. Presumably being on the spot, he'd have a better idea of what actually happened than whoever wrote the news report using heresay.

The facts are less than clear, but it seems likely the news item was not correct and seems to have not been corroborated. It may have confused and merged two separate incidents. I guess eventually the full story will come out.
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