Constable among 2 killed in Quetta attack
QUETTA: A police constable and a man were gunned down in Dashat area, some 20 kilometres from here on the Quetta–Sibi road, on Friday. Police said unidentified people ridding on a motorcycle opened fire on Constable Ghulam Hazrat and Allama Hasan Zakri when their van pulled up at a petrol pump. They died on the spot. Police rushed to the site and shifted the bodies to the Civil Hospital, Quetta. According to sources, Allama Zakri was a Pesh Imam (prayer leader) at the Punjabi Imambargah in Quetta.
In another incident, gunmen men killed a government contractor in Khuzdar.
Meanwhile, a man injured in a hand–grenade attack in the coal mine town of Mach late on Thursday night died in a hospital on Friday.
Police said unidentified people had hurled the grenade on the house of a retired railway officer, Nazir Ahmed. Nazir`s son, Shahzad, was seriously injured in the attack and was admitted to a hospital in Mach.