Quetta: Three rockets have been fired from unknown location in Ziarat, killing a policeman and erupting fire at Quaid-e-Azam Residency, say media reports.

The incident took place in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to the police, the fire completely burnt the historic building and furniture of Quaid-e-Azam’s Residency. Fire Brigades were called in from Quetta which extinguished the fire after four-hour long struggle.

District Police Officer (DPO) said that six bombs were also recovered from the site of the incident. He said that each bomb weighed 2 to 3 kilograms.

The DPO further said that the attackers also opened fire following the rocket attack, resultantly a policeman was killed.

Heavy contingent of police and FC reached the site of the incident and cordoned off the area. Levies personnel are inspecting the vehicle of the attackers.