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Senior Pakistani Antiterrorism Officer Killed In Baluchistan

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Pakistani officials say that gunmen have killed a senior antiterrorism police officer in southwest Pakistan.

According to reports, Shah Nawaz Khan was gunned down by unidentified men on the morning of May 8 outside his home in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Khan was deputy head of Baluchistan's Crimes Investigation Department, which works on cases dealing with terrorism and sectarian violence.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistani officials frequently blame such incidents on Baluch separatists, who have a history of targeting Pakistani security forces and government installations.

Clinton Wants More From Pakistan On Terror

Meanwhile, in related news, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militancy.

Clinton, who was on her last day of a two-day trip to neighboring India on May 8, said the Pakistani government needed to ensure that its territory is not used for launching attacks both inside and outside Pakistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


Addressing reporters with Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna in New Delhi, Clinton, said "terrorists" in Pakistan had killed more than 30,000 Pakistanis.

Her comments come just a day after she said Pakistan should act against Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which claimed 165 lives.

Clinton said the United States had shown its commitment to fighting Pakistan-based terror by offering a $10 million bounty for Saeed.

With reporting by AP, RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, and the BBC
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