Pakistani security officials inspect a damaged police car at the scene of an earlier blast in Quetta, Pakistan (EPA Photo)
Four Pakistan policemen were killed on Tuesday in a gunbattle with terrorists in the country's Balochistan province.
The killings come just hours after four people died in a bomb blast in the region's capital, Quetta.
Terrorists identified by police as being from the Pakistan Taliban opened fire on a predawn patrol in Kuchlak and were still on the run.
Senior police official Muhammad Zohaib told AFP; "Militants opened fire on a police team from a compound killing four policemen.
"One terrorist was also killed during the exchange of fire, while the remainder escaped."
Pakistan has been battling a yearslong terrorist insurgency in Balochistan.
On Monday four people were also killed by a motorcycle bomb in a busy market of Balochistan's capital, Quetta.
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