ISLAMABAD, July 7 (Xinhua) -- At least five security personnel were killed and another was injured in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan on Sunday night, local media reported on Monday.
Sana Ullah Abbasi, Deputy Inspector General (D.I.G.) Police, said that three policemen were killed and another was injured when some unknown people coming on motorbikes opened fire on them in Hyderabad city of the country's south Sindh province.
He said that the policemen were on their routine patrol across the city when they stopped four suspected people riding two motorbikes.
The motorcyclists did not stop at the police's order and fled the scene after opening fire at their mobile, he said.
The D.I.G said that police kicked off a search operation in the neighbouring area for arresting the militants who are suspected as members of the banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
In an earlier incident in the capital city Quetta of the country's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday night, two security personnel were killed in firing by unknown gunmen.
Police said that the militants shot down paramilitary troops Frontier Corps personnel and fled the scene.
No group has claimed responsibility for the afore-mentioned two attacks.