QUETTA-Baloch Republic Army, a banned outfit, has claimed killing of 10 more policemen who were kidnapped from Chattar area of Naseerabad. It may be mentioned that 11 labourers and 18 policemen were kidnapped from Chattar area of Naseerabad on July 30th. A police party chased the kidnappers to free their colleagues and labourers but four police officials including a DSP of Naseerabad police were killed in exchange of fire with kidnappers on the same day. BRA has claimed responsibility for kidnapping of policemen and labourers and had demanded for release of arrested Baloch political activists. The spokesman of banned outfit had threatened that if Baloch leaders and workers were not released, the kidnapped police officials would be killed. Eight kidnapped policemen were killed earlier while BRA spokesman claimed the killing of remaining 10 officials on Monday night. The spokesman said 10 policemen were killed in the reaction of alleged operation that has been launched in Chattar and Dera Bugti by security forces against Baloch people. Death toll of policemen has reached 22 following killing of 10 kidnapped police officials. All kidnapped labourers were released by kidnappers on humanitarian grounds. Meanwhile, unidentified armed assailants gunned down the assistant superintendent Machh Jail on Monday. On the other hand, 13 people, including 3 cops, were wounded in a hand grenade attack in the provincial capital. According to the reports, Assistant Superintendent Machh Jail Ghulam Mujtaba was on his way in Machh town some 60 km away from the provincial capital, when unknown armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate firing at him and escaped from the site. As a result, he received critical wounds and succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital. So far no organisation has claimed the responsibility of the prison official assassination. However, official sources say it is another incident of target-killings. In another incident, unknown persons riding a motorbike threw a hand grenade on a police party at Essa Nagri, which resulted in injuries to three police officials and ten other passer-bys. The policemen have been identified as Muhammad Amin, Allah Bakhsh and Arbab. The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Soon after the incident personnel of law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started investigation.