QUETTA: Unknown armed persons shot dead A a former deputy inspector general of police in Quetta on Saturday in an apparent act of target killing, police said.

Media reports quoting DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema said that Muhammad Naeem Kakar going home after evening prayer when attackers shot him in Junior Assistant Colony area. He was taken to Combined Military Hospital where he died.

The attackers escaped after committing the crime. The police refused to comment if it was an act of target killing. The DIG said slained DIG had served on several important position including special branch.

The incident happened less than a month after a police constable was shot dead in Nawan Killi area of Quetta.