Police say guard shoots, kills Christian lawmaker in southwest Pakistan, flees after attack

Police in Pakistan say a guard for a provincial Christian lawmaker has shot and killed the legislator during a meeting in the country's southwest.

Police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema says lawmaker Handery Masieh was meeting with supporters from the ruling National Party outside his home in the southwestern city of Quetta when the guard opened fire Saturday.

He says one of the Masieh's nephews was wounded in the attack.

Cheema says it was not clear why the guard opened fire. He says the guard fled after the attack.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan, where nationalists groups have waged a low-scale insurgency to get a greater share money earned from resources there, like natural gas.

Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants also hide in Baluchistan.